Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through April 30) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009. PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of the Kalorama Circle area. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208.
Overall, total crime for the first four months of the year in PSA 208 edged up 5% in 2009 after rising about 2% in 2008. There were 712 total crimes in 2009, up from 677 in 2008 and 660 in 2007 for the same period. Total crime has risen 8% over the past two years for the January-April period in PSA 208.
Here are the crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the month of January over the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Two noticeable trends: Robberies with Guns are up from last year while Thefts are down.
Chart with crime stats is below.
Borderstanians: Please note the different location of the February community meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208. The meeting will be held at 1401 17th Street NW, which is The Richmond, a residential building. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of PSA 208. From PSA 208:
PSA 208 Citizens, please mark your calendar for February’s PSA Meeting… For our next PSA 208 meeting, we will be meeting at 1401 17th Street NW instead of the Third District Police Station. The meeting’s time and date are the same, Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. An agenda is forthcoming. – Lt. Erich Miller, Lt. Roland Hoyle, Sgt. John McDonald and Ofc. Steven Fletcher
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Here is a list of selected crimes that occured January 23-26 in PSA 208. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street NW) is part of PSA 208, which includes Dupont Circle and parts of Kalorama Circle. Source: MPD 2nd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups
- Robbery occurred in the 1700 b/o Florida Ave. NW on 1/24/2009 1145pm. Citizen reports 3 suspects entered and s1 displayed a weapon and demanded cash. C2 complied and the suspects, 3 black males, fled out the rear door.
- Robbery occurred in the 1600 b/o 19th St. NW on 1/24/2009 245am.Citizen reports 3 black males, all 5’10 to 6′, 160 to 170 lbs., dark complexion, assaulted him and stole his briefcase, cell phone and camera.
Also: A neighbor on the 1500-block of R Street reports that there were two thefts from autos this past week on the block–one of them between noon and 2 p.m. on January 20. Remember the rules about NOT leave anything visible in your car, “Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?”