The monthly community meeting for Police Service Area (PSA) 305 is tonight, November 1, at 7 pm at the Third District Headquarters, 1620 V Street NW. PSA 305, which includes most of the U Street corridor and surrounding areas, has seen huge increases in several types of crimes in the past month. According to residents in the area, the increased crime seems to be in the 11th to 13th Street NW areas.
According to the MPD Crime Database, there have been 39 violent crimes in PSA 305 in the past 30 days (September 30-October 30) compared to only 15 in the same period of 2010. The number of robberies is triple what it was a year ago, with 33 reported in the past 30 days, compared to only 11 in the same timeframe of of 2010.
Burglaries, thefts, stolen auto and assaults are all up. The other huge increase is in thefts — 44 in the past 30 days compared to 17 in the same 30-day period of 2010.
By the Numbers
- September 30-October 30, 2010: 15 violent crimes and 79 property crimes (94 total crimes).
- August 30-September 30, 2011, period there were 25 violent crimes and 72 property crimes in PSA 305 (97 total crimes).
- September 30-October 30, 2011: 39 violent crimes and 128 property crimes (167 crimes).