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PSA 208 Year-to-Date Crime Stats

by Borderstan.com March 7, 2009 at 9:06 am 0

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PSA 208 encompasses Dupont Circle and part of the Kalorama Circle area. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through February 28) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The most disturbing statistic for this two-month period is in the increase in crimes committed with guns: from 4 in 2008 to 13 in 2009 (details below). Robberies also increased noticeably from 22 to 30 for the January-February period.

The overall number of assaults actually decreased slightly. In terms of nonviolent crimes, thefts from autos continue to be a huge problem in PSA 208. 

Noticeable Trends in PSA 208

  • Total crimes in PSA 208 rose slightly for the first two months of 2009 when compared to 2008–after a noticeable  jump last year. Total number of crimes were up 5%. Total crimes by year for the January through February period: 282 in 2007, 350 in 2008 and 367 in 2009. Total crime for this two-month period has increased 30% in PSA 208 in the past two years.
  • The number of total property crimes in PSA 208 rose 3% during the past year–from 318 property crimes in the first two months of 2008 to 329 in the same period of 2009. This comes after a big jump from 259 total property crimes for the first two months of 2007.
    • Thefts decreased for the period, but thefts from autos was up again by 10% over the same period in 2008. The number of thefts from autos for the first two months of the year: 66 in 2007, 118 in 2008 and 130 in 2009. In the previous two years, thefts from autos have more than doubled PSA 208 for this time period.
    • The number of burglaries in PSA 208 jumped to 26 for the first two months of 2009 from 21 in 2008, a 24% increase. There were 24 burglaries in 2007.
  • Violent crime in PSA 208 rose for the second straight year for the first two months of 2009. There were 23 violent crimes in 2007, 32 in 2008 and 38 in the first two months of 2009. This is an increase of 19% over last year, and a 65% jump in two years.
    • Gun crime was up noticeably in the first two months of 2009–from 4 gun crimes in 2008 to 13 this year, a 325% increase. There were 3 gun crimes for the same period of 2007 in PSA 208.
    • Robberies jumped 36% from 22 such crimes in the January-February period of 2008 to 30 this year; this follows 16 robberies in 2007. Robberies are up 88% in the past two years for this time period.
    • The number of assaults (with a gun or another dangerous weapon) decreased in the first two months of 2009–to 8 from 10 assaults in 2008. There were 6 assaults in the January-February period of 2007.

PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of the Kalorama Circle area. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208.

Chart with detailed crime stats for PSA 208 is below.

Crime Type

PSA 208
2007 YTD
Crime Stats

PSA 208
2008 YTD
Crime Stats

PSA 208
2009 YTD
Crime Stats

Homicide

0

0

0

Sex Abuse

1

0

0

Robbery Excluding Gun

13

20

18

Robbery With Gun

3

2

12

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

6

8

7

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun

0

2

1

Total Violent Crime Year-to-Date

23

32

38

Burglary

24

21

26

Theft

143

162

155

Theft From Auto

66

118

130

Stolen Auto

26

17

18

Arson

0

0

0

Total Property Crime Year-to-Date

259

318

329

TOTAL CRIME FOR YEAR-TO-DATE

282

350

367

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