Dupont Circle: August Crime Numbers Flat Compared to Last Year
From Matty Rhoades. Email Matty at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @mattyrhoades.
The total number of crimes in August’s Police Service Area (PSA) 208 report shows little change from August 2010: there were 206 crimes this year as compared to 207 crimes in August 2010.
That said, within that number, the proportion of violent crimes has increased while the proportion of property crimes has dropped. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. There were 23 violent crimes last month as compared to 15 in August 2010. Robberies, assaults and sex crimes were all up; exact numbers are listed in the chart below.
Property crime decreased (aside from auto-theft, which increased 86%) in August YOY: there were 183 property crimes (burglaries, thefts and stolen autos) last month compared to 192 in August 2010.
Three-Year Trend: 2008 to 2011
What does the three-year trend (2008-2011) for the month of August in PSA 208 show? Violent crime has decreased 23% while property crime has risen 24%. Total crime — property and violent crime — has increased 16% for the three-year trend. Detailed numbers are in the chart below.
|Crime in Police Service Area 208: July 1-31|
|Crime Type||2008||2009||2010||2011||% Change 2010 to 2011||% Change 2008 to 2011|
|Sex Abuse||2||2||2||4||Up 100%||Up 100%|
|Robbery without Gun||14||21||9||12||Up 33%||Down 14%|
|Robbery with Gun||4||5||1||0||Down 100%||Down 100%|
|Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun)||10||6||3||6||Up 100%||Down 40%|
|Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun)||0||0||0||1||N.A.||N.A.|
|Total Violent Crime||30||34||15||23||Up 53%||Down 23%|
|Burglary||10||17||19||12||Down 37%||Up 20%|
|Theft||67||108||121||95||Down 21%||Up 42%|
|Theft from Auto||55||73||36||67||Up 86%||Up 22%|
|Stolen Auto||15||13||16||9||Down 44%||Down 40%|
|Total Property Crime||147||211||192||183||Down 5%||Up 24%|