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14th Street Area: Crime Down YOY in April, Property Crimes Lead Way

by Borderstan.com May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am 2 Comments

Borderstan Logan Circle crime 14th Street NW

Click to enlarge:There were 2 violent crimes in April in the 14th Street area, both of them robberies without guns. (MPD Crime Database)

On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, total crime in the 14th Street area was down 24% in April from last year. There were 29 total crimes in April 2009 compared to 22 last month. However, the April 2010 is still slightly higher than April 2008 when there were 22 total crimes in the 14th Street area.

Detailed numbers are below the fold and are from the MPD Crime Database.

Declining property crime. The decrease in total crimes in April YOY in the 14th Street area was due primarily to the 26% in property crimes. These account for the huge bulk of all crime–91% of all reported crimes last month were property crimes, as opposed to violent crimes, which were 9% of the total.

The decrease in property crimes was due to the decreasing number of thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”), which declined to 7 last month compared to 16 in April 2009. But, the total number of property crimes in the 14th Street area is still higher than two years ago when there were 16 property crimes.

Violent crime stable. There were 2 violent crimes last month in the 14th Street area–2 robberies without guns. This is the same as April 2009 and similar to April 2008 when there were 2 no-gun robberies and 1 no-gun assaults. There were no gun crimes last month in the area; gun crimes are robberies, assaults and homicides committed with a gun.

The 14th Street corridor crime reporting area (see map) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 14th and QU NW–an area that roughly runs  from 15th Street on the west to Vermont Avenue/Logan Circle on the east and from S Street on the north to Rhode Island Avenue on the south.

Detailed crime stats for the 14th Street Corridor in April 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

14th Street Corridor¹ Crime Stats for April

Crime Type

2008

2009

2010

Homicide 0 0 0
Sex Abuse 0 0 0
Robbery Excluding Gun 2 2 2
Robbery With Gun 0 0 0
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun 1 0 0
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun 0 0 0

Total Violent Crime

3

2

2

Burglary 0 1 3
Theft 8 8 8
Theft From Auto 7 16 7
Stolen Auto 1 2 2
Arson 0 0 0

Total Property Crime

16

27

20

Total Crime

19

29

22

¹ The 14th Street Corridor crime reporting area (see map above) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 14th and Q Streets NW–an area that roughly runs  from 15th Street on the west to Vermont Avenue/Logan Circle on the east and from S Street on the north to Rhode Island Avenue on the south. The crime reporting is in Police Service Area (PSA) 307, part of MPD’s Third District.

Comments (2)

  1. So the reason crime was down last month when compared to the previous April is because last year was particularly bad? And crime is still higher than 2 years ago?

  2. So the reason crime was down last month when compared to the previous April is because last year was particularly bad? And crime is still higher than 2 years ago?

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