by Borderstan.com March 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm 1 Comment

I won’t attempt to explain… I will let dcist tell the story:

Earlier this month, Derek Willis twittered that the Metro Police Department had stripped crime incident narratives from its public data feed. Former District resident Ben Walsh noticed and decided to find out why. The reason? MPD manager of Internet communications Kaylin Castelli blames listserves.

Read posting at dcist.

by Borderstan.com February 7, 2009 at 10:33 am 0

Here are the January crime stats for the Borderstan area of DupontLogan, for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Noticeable trends: Total Crime in Borderstan has held steady in January over the past three years: 27 crimes in 2007, 22 crimes in 2008 and 25 crimes in 2009.

What are Borderstan crimes? They are crimes that occur within 1,000 feet (circular pattern) of 15th and Corcoran Streets NW (center of Borderstan)West Borderstan (west of 15th NW) is part of PSA 208 while East Borderstan (east of 15th NW) is part of PSA 307Borderstan borders are P to S Streets and 14th to 16th Streets NW.

For a bigger picture, look at the January crime stats (detailed tables) for both PSA 307 and PSA 208.

A table with detailed Borderstan numbers follows.

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by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm 1,026 2 Comments

Good news, Borderstanians. It seems the stepped up police patrols are helping knock down crime, particularly in West Borderstan. Borderstan crime stats for August 2008 (with map) are below, with July numbers for comparison. First, a few observations:

  1. Look at the July crime map (bottom of this posting) and you will see that a few crimes technically fall outside the Borderstan borders (14th to 16th and P to S Streets NW).
  2. The most noticeable point on the map is that more crimes are occuring in East Borderstan (part of PSA 307) rather than West Borderstan (PSA 208).
  3. Crime stats are broken out below.

Violent Crime

  • Homicide: 0 for both July and August.
  • Sex Abuse: 0 for both July and August.
  • Robbery Excluding Gun: 1 in July and 2 in August; up 100 percent.
  • Robbery With Gun: 1 in July and 0 in August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (no gun): 0 for both July and August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (with gun): 0 for both July and August.

Property Crimes

  • Burglary: 4 in July and 2 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Theft from Auto: 18 in July and 7 in August; down 61 percent.
  • Stolen Auto: 6 in July and 3 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Arson: 0 for both July and August.

Crime Summary, August vs. July 2008

  • Total Violent Crime: 2 in August and 2 in July; no change.
  • Total Property Crime: 20 in August and 35 in July; down 43 percent.
  • Total Crimes: 22 in August and 37 in July; down 41percent.

Related Links

July 2008 Crimes in Bordersan (click on map to enlarge)
August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

by Borderstan.com August 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm 1,421 3 Comments

Borderstan Crime Statistics Report: 10-day period from August 5 through August 14. The second column is for the period in 2007 and the third column is for 2008. The final column shows the percentage change between 2007 and 2008. These stats are from the D.C. MPD Web site. The address used for the stats is 15th and Corcoran Streets NW (around 1620 15th Street), which is the geographic center of Borderstan.

Crimes that occurred within 1,000 feet of 1620 15TH STREET NW between August 5 and August 14, 2007 and 2008.

Number of Crimes that Occurred Between
Crime Type 8/5/2007 to 8/14/2007 08/05/2008 to 08/14/2008 % Change
Homicide 0 0 N/A
Sex Abuse 0 0 N/A
Robbery Excluding Gun 1 0
decrease 100
Robbery With Gun 2 0
decrease 100
Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW)
Excluding Gun
0 0 N/A
Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun 0 0 N/A
Total Violent Crime 3 0
decrease 100
Burglary 1 1 No Change
Theft 3 2
decrease 33
Theft From Auto 1 0
decrease 100
Stolen Auto 1 0
decrease 100
Arson 0 0 N/A
Total Property Crime 6 3
decrease 50
Total Crime 9 3
decrease 67
How the results are calculated:

Percent change = Number of crimes that occurred within search period minus number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year divided by number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year.
If the number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year is 0, the percent change cannot be calculated and N/A is displayed.
Note:
This report and accompanying maps only include offenses where MPD has provided map coordinates that can be displayed. Since January 1st, 2006, this limitation excludes 752 out of 89466 total crimes (approximately 0.84%of the data). The ability to view the map is removed if there are more than 750 offenses.Data Disclaimer:
All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC Index crime data reported at least two business days before today’s date. The data do not represent official statistics submitted to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. All preliminary offenses are classified based on DC criminal code and not the FBI offense classifications. Because the data is preliminary, all statistics are subject to change.
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