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17th Street Area: May Crime Down Slightly YOY

by Borderstan.com — June 2, 2010 at 8:32 pm 2 Comments

There were 3 violent crimes in the 17th Street area in May 2010. The 17th Street Corridor crime reporting area covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q Streets NW. (MPD Crime Database)

On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, total crime in the 17th Street area was down slightly from May of last year. There were 19 total crimes in May 2009 compared to18 last month, a 5% decrease. There were 23 crimes in the 17th Street area in May 2008, with the May 2010 number representing a 22% decline YOY in two years.

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

Declining property crime. There were 15 property crimes in the 17th Street area compared to 14 in May 2009 and 22 in May 2008–a 32% decrease in two years YOY. Thefts increased in May 2010 to 8 from the previous May while thefts from autos (smash and grabs) decreased to 4 last month from 9 in May 2009.

Violent crime stable. There were 3 violent crimes last month in the 17th Street area compared to 5 in May 2009 and 1 in May 2008. The big decrease YOY was in robberies. There were 5 robberies in May 2009 and only 1 last month.

The 17th Street corridor crime reporting area (see map) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q NW–an area that roughly runs  from 18th Street on the west to 15th Street on the east and from S Street on the north to O Street/Massachusetts Avenue on the south. The crime reporting is in Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which is part of MPD’s Second District.

Detailed crime stats for the 17th Street Corridor in April 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

17th Street Corridor¹ Crime Stats for May

Crime Type

2008

2009

2010

Homicide 0 0 0
Sex Abuse 0 0 0
Robbery Excluding Gun 1 4 1
Robbery With Gun 0 1 0
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun 0 0 2
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) With Gun 0 0 0

Total Violent Crime

1

5

3

Burglary 0 1 1
Theft 7 3 8
Theft From Auto 15 9 4
Stolen Auto 0 1 2
Arson 0 0 0

Total Property Crime

22

14

15

TOTAL CRIME

23

19

18

¹ The 17th Street Corridor crime reporting area (see map above) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q Streets NW–an area that roughly runs  from 18th Street on the west to 15th Street on the east and from S Street on the north to O Street/Massachusetts Avenue on the south. The crime reporting is in Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which is part of MPD’s Second District.

Comments (2)

  1. This is a wonderful service you provide; I’d never been as aware of the various crimes in the neighborhood.

    Question: could you display (or provide a link to) the details of each individual crime? I’d like to know, for example, what went down and when at Church & 17th. Thanks again, and keep up the good work.

  2. Unfortunately, we are not able to do that. The MPD Crime Database used to provide that type of narrative on the maps; this was discontinued a couple of years ago.

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