by Borderstan.com April 12, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"crime"

News from DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

Crime within the Borderstan boundaries in the first three months of 2013 was up slightly from 2012 numbers.

Overall, there were 651 total serious violent and property crimes, an increase of about 2% compared to the 638 incidents in the same time period in 2012 (see Crime in First Three Months of 2012 Up Only Slightly from 2011). Violent crime and property crime are both down about 5% when examining all of DC.

Property Crimes Driving Increase

In the table below, the counts for each offense type for the first quarter of 2012 and 2013 are included. The slight increase in offenses in 2013 is being driven entirely by property crime increases.

The large increase in burglary has been driven in part by a recent string of daytime burglaries in the Dupont area (Police Warn of Series of Daytime Burglaries in Dupont). Thefts also have shown an increase, while thefts from auto are down slightly.

In terms of violent crime, assaults with a deadly weapon are down substantially so far in 2013, and robberies are also down somewhat.

Offense

Jan-March 2012 Crimes

Jan-March 2013 Crimes

Percent Change

Assault with a Deadly Weapon 26 14 -46.2%
Arson 1 1 0%
Burglary 18 36 +100.0%
Homicide 1 1 0%
Robbery 64 57 -10.9%
Sex Abuse 3 3 0%
Stolen Auto 40 30 -25.0%
Theft 190 236 +24.2%
Theft from Auto 295 273 -7.5%
TOTAL 638 651 +2.0%

Top Blocks for Crimes

In terms of examining crime incidents block-by-block, for reasons that are not entirely clear, the new Metropolitan Police Department data system combines multiple blocks of Connecticut Avenue NW around Dupont Circle, making 1300 to 1699 Connecticut Avenue NW a single street block.

Thus far in 2013, this “block” has had the most serious incidents in Borderstan with a total of 29. The 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW has traditionally had the most incidents in that area, but it is now impossible to determine exactly how these 29 incidents are distributed along the street.

The 1300 block of U Street had 14 incidents through the first three months of 2013. Both the 700 and 800 block of Mount Vernon Place (also combined into a single block) and the 900 block of U Street had 13 serious incidents, and the 1400 block of P Street recorded 12 thus far. All of these blocks were among the highest crime locations in 2012 as well.

Crime incidents were fairly evenly distributed across the first three months of 2013. There were 227 offenses recorded in January, 185 in February, and 239 in March.

Data for these analyses were drawn from the Metropolitan Police Department Crime Mapping Application. Incidents are subject to reclassification, so these data may change slightly over the course of 2013.

Get an RSS Feed for all Borderstan stories or subscribe to Borderstan’s daily email newsletter.

by Borderstan.com August 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

Despite some well-publicized serious incidents in recent weeks on U Street NW, violent crime is down for the year in Police Service Area (PSA) 305, which covers U Street and surrounding streets between 7th Street NW and 14th Street NW. (See U Street Gun Robbery: 7-Eleven Robbed by Masked Gunmen, Early Saturday Morning Shooting on 1200 Block of U Street NW, Update on Early Morning Shooting, 1100 Block U Street NW.)

"U Street"

Click for a larger map: Police Service Area 305 includes the U Street area from 7th to 14th Streets NW, starting at S  Street NW on the south. (DC Citizen Atlas)

Through Sunday, total violent crime in PSA 305 was down about 27 percent compared to the same period in 2011. While aggravated assaults with a gun are up slightly, robberies both with and without a gun have shown declines. There have been a total of 62 robberies in PSA 305 this year, down from 96 at this point last year.

Property crime, however, is up 39 percent compared to last year in the U Street area. Even though Vinoteca has faced a series of recent burglary incidents (Suspects Sought in 3 Burglaries of Vinoteca), burglary levels are similar to last year.

Thefts, thefts from autos, and auto thefts have all shown substantial increases. As a result of the increases in property crime, total crime in PSA 305 is up about 20 percent compared to last year. You can get more information from the MPD Crime Database.

Third District Commander Jacob Kishter noted that foot patrols and bike patrols have been increased in the U Street area in an effort to address these issues.

Get an RSS Feed for all Borderstan stories.

by Borderstan.com April 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm 1,242 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"Borderstan""Borderstan Map"

Borderstan.com covers DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

Crime in Borderstan in the first quarter of 2012 was up only slightly from 2011. Overall, there were 638 serious incidents in January, February, and March, compared to 618 during the same time period in 2011. In 2010, just 414 serious crimes were reported in the first quarter of the year. The small rise in total crime in Borderstan this year is less than the citywide increase, which is about 7.4% compared to 2011.

The offenses are divided by type in the table below with comparisons between 2011 and 2012. Burglary showed the largest percentage decline in the first quarter of the year, dropping from 62 incidents in 2011 to just 18 this year. After a rash of robberies in the beginning of the year (see Robberies Up in Borderstan, Citywide; Gun Robberies Increase Most) March saw fewer robberies; and for the year, robberies are down slightly from 2011 numbers.

Other than burglary, all other property crime categories have seen increases in the first quarter of 2012. Stolen autos have seen the most dramatic increase, going from 24 incidents in the first three months of 2011 to 40 so far this year.

Offense

2011
Frequency

2012
Frequency

Percent
Change

Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

24

26

+8.3%

Arson

1

1

0%

Burglary

62

18

-71.0%

Homicide

1

1

0%

Robbery

71

64

-9.9%

Sex Abuse

2

3

+50.0%

Stolen Auto

24

40

+66.7%

Theft

171

190

+11.1%

Theft  from Auto

262

295

+12.6%

TOTAL

618

638

+3.2%

 

Blocks with the Most Incidents

What street blocks have suffered the most incidents so far in 2012? The 800 block of Mount Vernon Place NW, which is located near the Convention Center, at the boundary of Borderstan, leads the pack with 13 incidents. While none of the incidents so far has been violent, this is still a dramatic jump from 2011, when the block recorded just one single incident for the entire year!

The two street blocks tied for second place, the 1400 block of P Street NW and the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, were both among the “hottest” streets in 2011 and 2010, as was the 1300 block of U Street NW, which was the fourth busiest block (see 2011 Borderstan Crime: More Thefts from Autos Drive Crime Rate Up and Crime in Borderstan: Do You Live on a “Hot” Street Block?).

 

Rank

Block

2012
Incidents

Percentage
of All
Incidents

1.

800 B/O Mount Vernon Pl. NW

13

2.0%

2.

1400 B/O P St. NW

11

1.7%

2.

1600 B/O Connecticut Av. NW

11

1.7%

4.

1300 B/O U St. NW

9

1.4%

5.

1300 B/O Q St. NW

8

1.3%

6.

1300 B/O Corcoran St. NW

7

1.1%

6.

1500 B/O 14th St. NW

7

1.1%

6.

1900 B/O 8th St. NW

7

1.1%

6.

2000 B/O 14th St. NW

7

1.1%

6.

900 B/O Florida Ave. NW

7

1.1%

Distribution by Month

Crime was fairly evenly distributed across the first three months of the year, with the most offenses occurring in January: 239. There were 205 serious incidents recorded in February and 194 in March.

Data for these analyses were drawn from the DC Data Catalog. Incidents can be reclassified or modified by the police, so these results are subject to change. It is also important to remember that these data reflect only the first three months of the year, so there could be changes based on additional data gathered in the coming months.

Like reading Borderstan’s Crime stories? Get an RSS Feed for the Crime Section, or an RSS Feed for all Borderstan stories. 

by Borderstan.com September 7, 2009 at 12:06 am 1,429 1 Comment

Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime reporting area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

The location of thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 34 thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

For the month of August, total crime in the Borderstan crime area¹ was up for the second straight month. The number of total crimesviolent and property–was 78 in August, compared to 68 in July and 62 in June. Percentage-wise, the August total crime rate in Borderstan was 15% higher than July and 26% higher than June.

Violent crimes for the past three months in Borderstan: 4 in June, 8 in July and 11 in August. Property crimes for the past three months: 58 in June, 60 in July and 67 in August. Percentage-wise, the number of property crimes is up 16% in two months (from 58 to 67).

(more…)

by Borderstan.com March 7, 2009 at 8:11 am 0

Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through February 28) crime stats for the Borderstan area of DupontLogan, for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Noticeable Trends in Borderstan

 

 

 

 

  • Total Crime in Borderstan is virtually the same for the first two months of 2009 as it was in the previous two years: 40 crimes in 2007, 40 in 2008 and 38 in 2009.

(more…)

by Borderstan.com October 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm 1 Comment

All crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

All crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

Violent crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

Violent crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

Property crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

Property crimes in September 2008 in Borderstan (MPD stats). Click to enlarge image.

Map Key for Types of Crimes

Open this map (PDF) for the MPD’s symbol key to the crimes shown on above maps.

Here are the three-month Borderstan crime stats; you can compare July, August and September 2008. Crime stats are broken out below. Overall, the number of crimes was flat, but there was a slight uptick in violent crimes and slight downtick in property crimes.

A 3-month comparison of Borderstan crime for July-September 2007 versus July-September 2008 will be posted in a separate entry (later today). Here are MPD’s official “crime definitions” of what exactly constitutes a certain type of crime.

2008 Violent Crime

  • Homicide: July: 0; August: 0; and September: 0.
  • Sex Abuse: July: 0; August: 0; and September: 0.
  • Robbery Excluding Gun: July: 1; August: 2; and September: 4.
  • Robbery With Gun: July: 1; August: 0; and September: 0.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (no gun)July: 0; August: 0; and September: 1.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (with gun): July: 0; August: 0; and September: 0.

2008 Property Crimes

  • Burglary: July: 4; August: 2; and Sepember: 3.
  • Theft: July: 7; August: 8; and September: 4.
  • Theft from Auto: July: 18; August: 7; and September: 8.
  • Stolen Auto: July: 6 in July; August: 3; and September: 2.
  • Arson: July: 0; August: 0; and September: 0.

2008 Crime Summary for 3-Month Period

  • Total Violent Crime
    • July: 2
    • August: 2
    • September: 5
  • Total Property Crime
    • July: 35
    • August: 20
    • September: 17
  • Total Crimes
    • July: 38
    • August: 22
    • September: 22.

Related Links

by Borderstan.com September 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm 0

Sgt. David Terestre, PSA 307 posted the following comment in response to Saturday’s blog post, “Borderstan Crime Stats: 41% Dip in August from July.”

While I am not big on statistics, there are a place and purpose for them. Because from where I stand, even one is too many, especially if you are that one victim. I invite community members to look at the overall picture.The underpinnings of communication, responsibility and accountability are solidly in place. The neighborhood and the police are cooperating to address the root causes of crime in the community in an unprecedented fashion.

Keep in mind, this undertaking has been, is and will always be a work in progress. The real perfection is not in the overall percentage reduction of crime, but rather in in the process itself.

Respectfully,
Sergeant David J. Terestre
PSA 307-Third District
Metropolitan Police Department

by Borderstan.com August 15, 2008 at 11:28 am 1 Comment

Following are the crime stats that were presented by Borderstan reps at the August 6 public safety meeting at the 15th Street Presbyterian Church. These stats are from the D.C. Government Web site.

Crimes that occurred within 1000 feet of:15TH STREET NW FROM CHURCH STREET NW TO Q STREET NW, located in the Third and Second Police District(s) between June 5 and August 4, 2007 AND June 5 and August 4, 2008.

Crime Type

June 5 to
August 4, 2007

June 5 to
August 4, 2008

% Change

Homicide

0

0

N/A

Sex Abuse

0

1

N/A

Robbery Excluding Gun

4

10

increase 150%

Robbery With Gun

2

2

No Change

Assault Deadly Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

0

0

N/A

Assault Deadly Weapon (ADW) Gun

0

0

N/A

Total Violent Crime

6

13

increase 117%

Burglary

13

8

decrease 38%

Theft

14

16

increase 14%

Theft From Auto

19

31

increase 63%

Stolen Auto

3

11

increase 267%

Arson

0

0

N/A

Total Property Crime

49

66

increase 35%

Total Crime

55

79

increase 44%

×

Subscribe to our mailing list