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July Crime Stats Bring Good News for U Street NW Area

by Borderstan.com — August 23, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

violent crime, PSA 305, U Street NW, Borderstan

There were 16 violent crimes in July in PSA 305, down from 18 in July 2010. Of the total, 13 were robberies, 1 was an assault and 2 were sex crimes.

From Matty Rhoades

Both violent and property crime were down last month in the U Street NW area when compared to July 2010. The July MPD crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 305 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 16 violent crimes in July in PSA 305 compared to 18 in July 2010. On the property crime side, there were 57 property crimes last month compared to 66 in July 2010. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.

Violent Crime. There were 13 robberies last month (one with a gun) compared to 146 the previous July (four with guns) in PSA 305. The number of assaults decreased from four in July 2010 (two with guns) to one last month.

Property Crime. Property crime decreased 14% on a YOY basis in PSA 305 due mostly to declines in thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) and stolen autos. The number of burglaries increased (from three to five), and the number of thefts was up slightly from 23 to 26.

3-Year Trend Shows 46% Decline

What does the three-year trend, 2008-1011, for the month of July show for PSA 305? Violent crime is 24% lower while property crime is down 50%. Combined, total crime — property and violent crime combined — is down 46% for the month of July for the three-year time frame.

Crime in Police Service Area 305: July 1-31
Crime Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2010 to 2011 % Change 2008 to 2011
Homicide 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A
Sex Abuse 1 2 0 2 N/A Up 100%
Robbery without Gun 9 6 10 12 Up 20% Up 33%
Robbery with Gun 2 2 4 1 Down 75% Down 50%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun) 7 4 2 1 Down 50% Down 86%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun) 2 0 2 0 Down 100% Down 100%
Total Violent Crime 21 14 18 16 Down 11%
Down 24%
Burglary 6 2 3 5 Up 67% Down 16%
Theft 17 35 23 26 Up 13% Up 53%
Theft from Auto 74 44 29 19 Down 34% Down 74%
Stolen Auto 18 8 11 7 Down 36% Down 61%
Arson 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A
Total Property Crime 115 89 66 57 Down 14% Down 50%
TOTAL CRIME 136 103 84 73

Down 13%

Down 46%

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