Borderstan Crime Up 15% in August; 26% in 2 Months

by Borderstan.com September 7, 2009 at 12:06 am 1,273 1 Comment

Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime reporting area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

The location of thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 34 thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

For the month of August, total crime in the Borderstan crime area¹ was up for the second straight month. The number of total crimesviolent and property–was 78 in August, compared to 68 in July and 62 in June. Percentage-wise, the August total crime rate in Borderstan was 15% higher than July and 26% higher than June.

Violent crimes for the past three months in Borderstan: 4 in June, 8 in July and 11 in August. Property crimes for the past three months: 58 in June, 60 in July and 67 in August. Percentage-wise, the number of property crimes is up 16% in two months (from 58 to 67).

Also, May was a bad month in Borderstan for violent crime. There were 75 total crimes in May and 16 of them were violent crimes. For a year-over-year comparison for August, comparing August 2007, 2008 and 2009, read “Borderstan August Crime: Up 37% From Last Year.”

The table at bottom gives the crime numbers for the past three months: June, July and August. Following is a brief analysis of the data in the table. All data is from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) crime database.

 

  • Violent Crime. Violent crime in Borderstan was up again in August, for the second straight month after a noticeable dip from a bad month of May. There were 4 violent crimes in June, 8 in July and 11 in August.
    • Gun Crimes. Gun crimes are either robberies or assaults that are committed with gun: 1 in June, 1 in July and 4 in August.
    • Robberies. Robberies with and without a gun:  4 in June, 5 in July and 11 in August.
    • Assaults. Assaults can be with a gun or other type of deadly weapon: 0 in June, 3 in July and 0 in August.
  • Property Crime. The number of property crimes rose in August after holding steady over the previous three months: 58 in June, 60 in July and 67 in August.
    • Burglaries. After nasty spike in June, burglaries in the Borderstan crime area dropped dramatically for the second month in a row: 10 in June, 6 in July and 2 in August.
    • Thefts. The number of thefts in Borderstan doubled from June to July and then held at exactly the same in number in August: 12 in June, 25 in July and 25 in August.
    • Thefts from Autos. A huge problem in Borderstan, thefts from autos were down noticeably in July from May and June, but rose just as dramatically in August: 32 in June, 24 in July and 34 in August (a one-month increase of 42%).
    • Stolen Autos. The number of stolen autos in the area rose in August: 4 in June, 4 in July and 6 in August.

Borderstan¹ Crime Stats for June, July and August 2009

Crime Type Borderstan
June 2009
Crime Stats
Borderstan
July 2009
Crime Stats
Borderstan
August 2009
Crime Stats
Homicide

0

0

0

Sex Abuse

0

0

0

Robbery Excluding Gun

3

5

7

Robbery With Gun

1

0

4

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

0

2

0

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun

0

1

0

Total Violent Crime Month for Month

4

8

11

Burglary

10

6

2

Theft

12

25

25

Theft From Auto

32

24

34

Stolen Auto

4

4

6

Arson

0

1

0

Total Property Crime for Month

58

60

67

TOTAL CRIME for Month

62

68

78

¹ The Borderstan crime reporting area (see map at top) covers a circular area that radiates 1,500 feet from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW–an area that runs  from 13th Street/Logan Circle west to New Hampshire Avenue/half way between 17th and 18th Streets… and from Rhode Island Avenue/O Street  in the south to T/Caroline Streets in the north. The Borderstan crime reporting area is divided between Police Service Area (PSA) 208 (west of 15th) and PSA 307 (east of 15th), with a sliver of PSA 305.


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