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PSA 208: YTD Crime Stats, January-March

by Borderstan.com April 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm 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 March 31) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Overall, total crime for the first three months of the year in PSA 208 increased for the second year in a row from 482 total crimes in 2007 to 523 total crimes in 2008 and 542 total crimes in 2009. This is a 12% increase in two years for the January-March period; a 4% increase from 2008 to 2009.

The most disturbing statistics for this three-month period are the increases in gun crimes and robberies. The number of gun crimes increased from 7 in 2008 to 14 in 2009 (details below). Robberies (with and without a gun) also increased noticeably from 35 to 45 for the January-March period.

 

Noticeable Trends in PSA 208, January-March

  • Violent crime for the first three months of the year in PSA 208 rose by 13% from 52 incidents in 2008 to 59 in 2009; there were 45 violent crimesfor the same period of 2007. Since 2007, violent crime has risen 31% in PSA 208 for the January-March period.
    • The number of assaults dropped from 17 in 2008 to 13 in 2009 for the January-March period; there were 12 assaults in for the period in 2007.
  • The number of total property crimes in PSA 208 rose 3% for the January-Mach period–from 471 property crimes in the first three months of 2008 to 483 in the same period of 2009; there were 437 property crimes for the first three months of 2007. Overall, property crimesare up 11% in PSA 208 over the past two years.
    • Burglaries jumped 45% from 29 such crimes in the January-March period of 2008 to 42 this year; this follows 38 burglaries in 2007.
    • Thefts decreased for the period (252 down to 238).
    • But, thefts from autos were up again by 10% over the same period in 2008. The number of thefts from autos for the first three months of the year: 148 in 2007, 163 in 2008 and 179 in 2009.
    • There were 3 fewer stolen autos in PSA 208 for the first three months of the year in 2009 (24) compared to 2008 (27). This compares to 37 stolen autos for the January-March period of 2007, a 27% decrease in two years.

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

2

0

1

Robbery Excluding Gun

23

30

32

Robbery With Gun

8

5

13

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

12

15

12

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun

0

2

1

Total Violent Crime Year-to-Date

45

52

59

Burglary

38

29

42

Theft

214

252

238

Theft From Auto

148

163

179

Stolen Auto

37

27

24

Arson

0

0

0

Total Property Crime Year-to-Date

437

471

483

TOTAL CRIME FOR YEAR-TO-DATE

482

523

542

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