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Borderstan Crime Stats: 41% Dip in August from July

by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm 2 Comments

Good news, Borderstanians. It seems the stepped up police patrols are helping knock down crime, particularly in West Borderstan. Borderstan crime stats for August 2008 (with map) are below, with July numbers for comparison. First, a few observations:

  1. Look at the July crime map (bottom of this posting) and you will see that a few crimes technically fall outside the Borderstan borders (14th to 16th and P to S Streets NW).
  2. The most noticeable point on the map is that more crimes are occuring in East Borderstan (part of PSA 307) rather than West Borderstan (PSA 208).
  3. Crime stats are broken out below.

Violent Crime

  • Homicide: 0 for both July and August.
  • Sex Abuse: 0 for both July and August.
  • Robbery Excluding Gun: 1 in July and 2 in August; up 100 percent.
  • Robbery With Gun: 1 in July and 0 in August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (no gun): 0 for both July and August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (with gun): 0 for both July and August.

Property Crimes

  • Burglary: 4 in July and 2 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Theft from Auto: 18 in July and 7 in August; down 61 percent.
  • Stolen Auto: 6 in July and 3 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Arson: 0 for both July and August.

Crime Summary, August vs. July 2008

  • Total Violent Crime: 2 in August and 2 in July; no change.
  • Total Property Crime: 20 in August and 35 in July; down 43 percent.
  • Total Crimes: 22 in August and 37 in July; down 41percent.

Related Links

July 2008 Crimes in Bordersan (click on map to enlarge)
August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

Comments (2)

  1. Sgt. David J. Terestre

    With regards to violent crime and more specifically Robbery Excluding Gun, I urge some caution in the interpretation of this statistic due to the extremely low sampling effect. While 1 in July and 2 in August is technically a jump of 100 percent, it may alarm people.

    While I am not big on statistics, there are a place and purpose for them.

    Because from where I stand, even one is too many, especially if you are that one victim.

    I invite community members to look at the overall picture.

    The underpinnings of communication, responsibility and accountability are solidly in place. The neighborhood and the police are cooperating to address the root causes of crime in the community in an unprecedented fashion.

    Keep in mind, this undertaking has been, is and will always be a work in progress. The real perfection is not in the overall percentage reduction of crime, but rather in in the process itself.

    Respectfully,

    Sergeant David J. Terestre
    PSA 307-Third District
    Metropolitan Police Department

  2. I agree with the Sergeant. Why write “up 100 percent” in bright red when the number has gone from 1 to 2? Why not write “eradicated” (or something similar) for robbery with gun?

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