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Logan Circle: Property Crime Continues Downward Slide in August

by Borderstan.com — September 28, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

Logan Circle, PSA 307, Borderstan, violent crime

Logan Circle: There were 21 violent crimes in PSA 307 in August 2011, up from 16 in August 2010. The number of violent crimes committed with guns, however, declined. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Property crime in the Logan Circle area in August continued a downward trend that began last year. The August crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 show a year-over-year (YOY) 33% decrease in property crime.

Violent crime in the Logan Circle PSA was up slightly — there were 21 violent crimes last month compared to 16 in August 2010. When both categories are combined — property and violent — crime was down 22% on a YOY basis in August 2011. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.

Logan Circle, PSA 307, Borderstan, thefts from autos

Logan Circle: Thefts from autos are one of the most common city crimes. There were 12 in August 2011, down from 17 the previous August. (MPD Crime Database)

  • Violent Crime. There were 13 robberies last month (two with a gun) compared to 13 the previous August (six with guns). The number of assaults rose from two in July 2010 to seven last month.
  • Gun Crimes. The good news is that gun crimes decreased; there were three last month compared to seven in August 2010.
  • Property Crime. There were declines in burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos on a YOY basis in August 2011.

3-Year Trend: 2008 to 2011

What does the three-year trend, 2008-1011, for the month of August show for PSA 307?

  • Violent crime is up 62% — but the relatively low number of such crimes can make the percentage increase misleading. There were 13 violent crimes in August 2008, 8 in August 2009, 16 in August 2010 and 21 in August 2011.
  • Property crime is down 32%. There were 76 property crimes in August 2008 compared to 52 in August 2011.

 

Crime in Police Service Area 307: August 1-31
Crime Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2010 to 2011 % Change 2008 to 2011
Homicide 0 0 1 0 Down 100% No change
Sex Abuse 1 0 0 1 N.A. No change
Robbery without Gun 9 4 7 11 Up 57% Down 18%
Robbery with Gun 0 2 6 2 Down 67% Down 100%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun) 2 2 1 6 Up 500% Up 200%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun) 1 0 1 1 No change No change
Total Violent Crime 13 8 16 21 Up 31% Up 62%
Burglary 10 6 9 8 Down 78% Down 20%
Theft 29 33 42 26 Down 33% Down 10%
Theft from Auto 28 38 17 12 Down 12% Down 57%
Stolen Auto 9 4 4 6 Down 25% Down 33%
Arson 0 0 0 0 N.A. No change
Total Property Crime 76 81 72 52 Down 33% Down 32%
TOTAL CRIME 89 89 88 59

Down 22%

Down 34%

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