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4th-Quarter PSA 208 Crime Stats

by Borderstan.com — January 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm 0

For Police Service Area (PSA) 208, fourth-quarter violent crime is down 10% in 2008 after spiking 22% in 2007. What is striking is the dramatic increase in property crimes in 2008 over the previous two years: burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos.  The increases in fouth-quarter property crime have caused the total crime rate for the quarter to climb in both 2007 and 2008.

The table, below, has crime stats for PSA 208 for the fourth quarter (October through December) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. 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.

PSA 208 Highlights

Remember that all figures are for the fourth-quarter period only.

  • Violent crime during the fourth-quarter 2008 in PSA 208 declined 10% from 2007 after shooting up 22% in 2007.
  • The total number of robberies fell to 53 in 2008 from 57 in 2007 for the fourth quarter, although guns were used slightly more often in 2008. The fourth-quarter 2008 rate is still 29% higher than in 2006 when there were 41 robberies in PSA 208.
  • The number of gun crimes decreased in 2008 (13) from 2007 (19); the number of gun crimes in 2006 was 18.
  • The big increase in fourth-quarter crime in PSA 208 was in property crimes. Property crimes rose 8% in 2007 and then rose 38% in 2008.
  • The number of fourth-quarter burglaries skyrocketed from 41 in 2007 to 73 in 2008–a 78% increase.
  • Fourth-quarter thefts have increased steadily since 2006: from 167 to 223 to 268. This is a 60% increase in two years.
  • After decreasing 13% in 2007, thefts from autos increased dramatically in 2008 from 132 break-ins to 225 break-ins during the fourth quarter. This is a 70% increase for 2008.
  • The number of stolen autos in the fourth-quarter 2008 in PSA 2008 decreased, from 41 in 2007 to 34 in 2008–a 17% decrease.
  • For the fourth quarter, total crime in PSA 208 is up 30% in 2008 and up 43% since 2006.

Crime Type

PSA 208
4th Qtr. 2006

PSA 208
4th Qtr. 2007

PSA 208
4th Qtr. 2008

Homicide

0

0

0

Sex Abuse

4

3

2

Robbery Excluding Gun

27

39

41

Robbery With Gun

14

18

12

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

16

18

15

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun

4

1

1

Total Violent Crime

65

79

71

Burglary

48

41

73

Theft

167

223

268

Theft From Auto

151

132

225

Stolen Auto

40

41

34

Arson

0

0

1

Total Property Crime

406

437

601

TOTAL CRIME: 4TH QUARTER

471

516

672

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