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17th Street: Crime Down 56% in August YOY

by Borderstan.com — September 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm 0

17th Street NW Dupont Circle MPD crime statistics

There were three violent crimes in August in the 17th Street area, all of them robberies without guns. (MPD Crime Database)

Total crime in the 17th Street area dropped dramatically in August on a year-over-year basis–after rising dramatically in August 2009. There were just 17 crimes (violent and property) in the 17th Street area last month, which compares to 39 in August 2009 and 26 in August 2008. YOY, crime was down 56% in August 2010 compared to August 2009. Detailed numbers below the fold are from the MPD Crime Database.

Violent Crime Down

After rising YOY in August 2009, violent crime dropped in August 2010 when compared to the previous year. There were three violent crimes in the 17th Street area in August compared to six in August 2009 and four in August 2008. All three violent crimes last month were robberies without guns.

Declining Property Crime

After surging in August 2009, property crime plummeted in the 17th Street area YOY in August 2010. There were 14 property crimes in the 17th Street area last month compared to 33 in August 2009 and 22 in August 2008. The were noticeable drops in burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos.

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 August 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

17th Street Corridor¹ Crime Stats for August 2008, 2009, 2010

Crime Type

2008

2009

2010

Homicide 0 0 0
Sex Abuse 0 0 0
Robbery Excluding Gun 2 4 3
Robbery With Gun 1 2 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

4

6

3

Burglary 3 4 0
Theft 7 16 8
Theft From Auto 8 12 5
Stolen Auto 4 1 1
Arson 0 0 0

Total Property Crime

22

33

14

TOTAL CRIME

26

39

17

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.

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