Logan Circle Crime: July Numbers Confirm Downward Trend
From Matty Rhoades
Both violent and property crime were down last month in the Logan Circle area when compared to July 2010. The July MPD crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 show a year-over-year (YOY) 65% decrease in violent crime and a 16% decrease for property crime. Total crime — both categories combined — is down 28% on a YOY basis for July.
There were only seven violent crimes in July in PSA 307 compared to 20 in July 2010. On the property crime side, there were 52 property crimes last month compared to 62 in July 2010. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.
Violent Crime. There were five robberies last month (none with a gun) compared to 16 the previous July (eight with guns). The number of assaults decreased from three in July 2010 to one last month. There were no reported gun crimes in July in the Logan Circle-area PSA.
Property Crime. Property crime decreased 16% on a YOY basis in PSA 307 due mostly to declines in thefts and stolen autos. The number of burglaries increased (from three to eight), but the number of thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) remained steady.
3-Year Trend: 2008 to 2011
What does the three-year trend, 2008-1011, for the month of July show for PSA 307? Violent crime is 54% lower while property crime is down 48%. Total crime — property and violent crime combined — is down 49% for the month of July for the three-year time frame.
|Crime in Police Service Area 307: July 1-31|
|Crime Type||2008||2009||2010||2011||% Change 2010 to 2011||% Change 2008 to 2011|
|Sex Abuse||1||1||1||1||No change||No change|
|Robbery without Gun||7||7||8||5||Down 38%||Down 27%|
|Robbery with Gun||1||1||8||0||Down 100%||Down 100%|
|Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun)||4||3||3||1||Down 67%||Down 75%|
|Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun)||0||1||0||0||No change||No change|
|Total Violent Crime||14||13||20||7||Down 65%||Down 50%|
|Burglary||11||9||3||8||Up 167%||Down 27%|
|Theft||21||25||38||26||Down 32%||Up 24%|
|Theft from Auto||55||40||11||12||Up 9%||Down 78%|
|Stolen Auto||14||5||10||6||Down 40%||Down 57%|
|Total Property Crime||101||79||62||52||Down 16%||Down 48%|