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PSA 208: Property Crimes Almost Double in Early Dec.

by Borderstan.com — December 24, 2008 at 12:26 am 0

The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the first half of December (1st through 16th) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods.

Violent crime is down. What is striking is the dramatic increase in property crimes in 2008 over the previous two years: burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos. The rate is almost double 2007.

West Borderstan is part of PSA 208 (from 15th to 16th and P to S Streets NW). East Borderstan (14th to 15th Streets) is part of PSA 307 and you can view December 1-16 crime stats for PSA 307 here. Borderstan crime stats for the first half of December are also posted.

Crime Type

Dec. 1-16
2006

Dec. 1-16
2007 

Dec. 1-16
2008 

Homicide

0

0

0

Sex Abuse

0

0

1

Robbery Excluding Gun

1

10

6

Robbery With Gun

0

6

2

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

3

3

2

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun

0

0

0

Total Violent Crime

4

19

11 

Burglary

14

5

27

Theft

31

36

62

Theft From Auto

21

25

43

Stolen Auto

3

4

4

Arson

0

0

0

Total Property Crime

69

70

136 

TOTAL CRIME: DEC. 1-16

73

89

147 

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