by Borderstan.com November 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm 0

PSA 305, U Street NW crime, Borderstan

There were 39 violent crimes in the September 30-October 30 period. This compares to 25 in the prior 30 days and only 15 in the same time frame of 2010. (MPD Crime Database)

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).

by Borderstan.com October 25, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,453 2 Comments

MPD Crime Database, DC Police, 15th Street NW

Click to enlarge: For the October  9-23 period there were 23 thefts from autos in the area centered around 15th and Q Streets NW, compared to 7 in the same two-week period of 2010. (Source: MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades and Luis Gomez

The last several weeks have seen a dramatic increase in the number of thefts from autos in an area around 15th Street NW. The number of cars with smashed windows has been particularly noticeable on the 1500 blocks of O, Church, Q and Corcoran Streets NW.

For the October 9-23 period there were 23 thefts from autos in the area centered around 15th and Q Streets NW (see map at right), compared to seven in the same two-week period of 2010.

Nine of the break-ins were on Church Street NW and the large majority occurred west of 15th Street. Thefts from autos are either the most common or second most common crime in the area, the other being thefts.

Police Tips: Leave nothing visible in your car… never leave a jacket or clothing on the seat… don’t leave electronic device hook-ups visible… never leave any type of bag or container either on the floor or seat… and remove valuables from the trunk of your car. Educate friends and family who may be visiting you in the neighborhood.

Arrests, Extra Patrols

According to Second District Commander Michael Reese, two arrests have been made in the smash-and-grabs and he hopes this will show a decrease in the number of these crimes in the area.

“There has definitely been an upsurge of car break-ins in the area. We have had patrol cars recently on these residential streets off 15th Street NW and have made some arrests of people who were part of this,” said Reese.

Leave Nothing Visible In Your Car

“We emphasize over and over again to residents to not leave anything visible in their cars,” said Reese. “The Dupont-Logan area has become very popular with visitors from outside the neighborhood and many of them don’t understand that you cannot leave a jacket on the seat or a navigation system on the windshield.”

One neighbor whose car was broken into last Thursday night told Borderstan that he had removed his GPS system from the windshield. “Unfortunately, the suction cup imprint for the GPS was visible on the windshield, so they broke into the car and found it in the glove compartment,” he said.

Reese also emphasized the people should never leave items of value in the trunks of their cars. “Thieves will break into cars just to get into the trunk, even if they don’t see anything of value in the front interior,” he said.

The west side of 15th Street is in MPD’s Second District and Police Service Area (PSA) 208; the eastern side is in MPD’s Third District and PSA 307.

In Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which covers Dupont-Kalorama, there have been 28 thefts from autos (the official police term for the crime) for the two-week period ending October 23 — compared to 25 in the same period of last year. In PSA 307, which covers the Logan Circle area, there have been 19 thefts from autos in the last two weeks — compared to 14 in the same period of 2010. In PSA 305, which covers the U Street-Howard University area, there have been 34 thefts in the last two weeks compared to 28 during the same period last year. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

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%

by Borderstan.com August 15, 2011 at 11:00 am 1,067 0

PSA 307, Logan Circle, MPD Crime Database, Burglaries

There were five robberies last month in PSA 307, none of them with a gun. In July 2010 there were 16 robberies, eight of them with a gun. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Both violent and property crime were down last month in the Logan Circle area when compared to July 2010. The July MPD crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 show a year-over-year (YOY) 65% decrease in violent crime and a 16% decrease for property crime. Total crime — both categories combined — is down 28% on a YOY basis for July.

There were only seven violent crimes in July in PSA 307 compared to 20 in July 2010. On the property crime side, there were 52 property crimes last month compared to 62 in July 2010. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.

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by Borderstan.com February 22, 2011 at 10:30 am 0

Dupont Circle, PSA 208, January 2011 burglaries

Click to enlarge: There were 26 burglaries in PSA 208 January 2011 compared to 10 the year before.

The number of crimes in Police Service Area (PSA) 208 in January rose 23% when compared to January 2010 due to a large increase in the number of thefts from autos (smash-and-grabs) and burglaries. The numbers are on a year-over-year (YOY) basis with last month’s numbers compared to January 2010. PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area.

There were 173 crimes last month in 208, compared to 143 the previous January. The increase was due entirely to rising property crime, not violent crime — there were 18 violent crimes in the PSA last month compared to 19 in January 2010.

But, the number of smash-and-grabs in January 2011 was double from last January: 58 last month compared to 29 in January 2010. In addition, burglaries were up almost three times from last year — there were 26 burglaries in PSA 208 last month compared to 10 in January 2010.

3-Year Trend

What does the trend line show? In January 2008, there were 188 crimes in PSA 208 (18 of them violent crimes) and in January 2009 there were 185 crimes (19 of them violent crimes). Over the past three years, property crimes have dropped noticeably in January 2010, but last month were back at levels comparable to 2008 and 2009. However, the number of violent crimes for the month has remained almost exactly the same each year.

Dupont Circle, PSA 208, violent crimes

There were 18 violent crimes in January 2011 in PSA 208; eight robberies (two with guns) and 10 assaults. (MPD Crime Database)

Specific Crimes in PSA 208

  • Robberies were down. There were eight robberies in PSA 208 in January (two with guns) compared to 13 in January 2010 (two with guns).
  • Assaults were up. There were 10 assaults last month, compared to six in January 2010 (when one was with a gun).
  • Gun crimes were down. Gun crimes are all crimes committed with guns. There were two last month compared to three in January 2010.
  • Burglaries were up significantly in PSA 208. There were 26 burglaries last compared to 10 in January 2010.
  • Thefts were down. Thefts decreased from 76 in January 2010 to 67 last month.
  • Thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) doubled in PSA 208. There were 58 last month compared to 29 in January 2010.
  • Fewer cars were stolen. The number of stolen autos declined from nine in January 2010 to four last month.

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by Borderstan.com February 14, 2011 at 5:30 am 1,069 0

PSA 305 had 15 violent crimes in January 2011. (MPD Crime Database)

PSA 305 had 15 violent crimes in January 2011. Nine were robberies and six were assaults; two of the robberies were committed with a gun. The two gun crimes were on the 1300 block of W Street and 1300 block of Wallach Place NW. (MPD Crime Database)

The number of crimes in Police Service Area (PSA) 305 last month declined slightly from January 2010. There were 56 crimes compared to 61 the previous January. The decline was in property crimes; there were 48 property crimes in January 2010 and 41 last month. The number of violent crimes in PSA 305 increased slightly, from 13 in January 2010 to 15 last month. PSA 305 covers the U Street NW area as well as the Howard University area to the northeast.

Check Borderstan’s Local Resources Page for links to information on police and crime data.

What does the trend line show? In January 2008, there were 102 crimes in PSA 307 (17 of them violent crimes) and in January 2009 there were 93 crimes (16 of them violent crimes). Over the past three years, property crimes have dropped by 52% while violent crime has remained stable. As a result, the total number of crimes decreased 45% from January 2008 to January 2011.

Specific Crimes in PSA 305

  • Robberies were up slightly. There were 11 robberies in PSA 305 in January (two with guns) compared to nine in January 2010 (five with guns).
  • There were four assaults last month, the same as January 2010 (when one was with a gun).
  • Gun crimes were down. Gun crimes are all crimes committed with guns. There were two last month compared to six in January 2010.
  • Burglaries were down. There were four burglaries last month in PSA 305, compared to seven in January 2010.
  • Thefts were down. Thefts decreased from 19 in January 2010 to 15 last month.
  • Thefts from autos were up. “Smash and grabs” increased noticeably in PSA 305. There were 17 last month compared to 11 in January 2010.
  • Fewer cars were stolen. The number of stolen autos declined from 10 in January 2010 to five last month.

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by Borderstan.com January 20, 2011 at 5:00 am 1 Comment

Police Service Area 305

The western portion of of Police Service Area 305 is the U Street corridor while the eastern section includes the Howard University and LeDroit Park areas. (DC Citizen Atlas)

The 2010 crime numbers are in for DC. In terms of increases and decreases, how do citywide numbers compare to the Dupont-Logan-U Street areas? Overall, crime was down for both.

In PSA 305 there were 214 violent crimes in 2010 (212 in 2009) and 779 property crimes in 2010 (1,008 in 2009). Total crime was down 19% year-over-year.

Today we look at the Police Service Area (PSA) 305, which includes the U Street area as well as the Howard University campus and the LeDroit Park neighborhood. Last week we reported on Dupont Circle’s PSA 208 and Logan Circle’s PSA 307.

PSA 305 Numbers

In PSA 305, violent crime was stable in 2010 from 2009: there were 214 violent crimes compared to 212 in 2009. A huge decrease in the number of robberies committed with a gun kept the number stable despite increases in the other five types of violent crime. Property crimes — 78% of all crimes — declined 23% (rising burglaries was an exception in the property crime category). As a result, total crime was down 19% last year in PSA 305.

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by Borderstan.com January 13, 2011 at 5:00 am 1,169 0

MPD Police Service Area 307 Logan Circle

Police Service Area 307 covers the Logan Circle area. (DC Citizen Atlas)

The 2010 crime numbers are in for DC. In terms of increases and decreases, how do citywide numbers compare to the Dupont-Logan-U Street areas? Overall, crime was down for both.

In Logan-area PSA 307, violent crime was down 13% in 2010 from 2009. Property crimes — 81% of all crimes — declined 23%. As a result, total crime was down 22% from last year. There were declines in every category except burglaries.

Today we look at the Logan Circle area with numbers for Police Service Area (PSA) 307. Monday we reported on Dupont Circle and PSA 208: 2010: Crime Down 13% in Dupont’s PSA 208. Next week we will look at PSA 305, which includes the U Street area. All numbers are from the DC MPD Crime Database.

Citywide Numbers

For 2010, the total number of crimes in DC — six types of violent crimes and five types of property crimes — declined by 8% from 2009 while property crime declined by 8%. Total crime (the two categories together) was down 8% in D.C. in 2010.

In D.C. there were 31,059 total crimes — 7,000 of these were violent crimes and 24,059 were property crimes. Citywide, there were declines in every category except for two: assault with a dangerous weapon without a gun (up 3%) and burglaries (up 14%). Homicides declined again in DC, by 8% in 2010 — to 131 from 143 in 2009.

Logan Circle Numbers

In Logan-area PSA 307, violent crime was down 13% in 2010 from 2009. Property crimes — 81% of all crimes — declined 23%. As a result, total crime was down 22% last year.

There was a 30% drop in the number of gun crimes reported in PSA 307 — 35 in 2010 compared to 50 in 2009. Gun crimes are robberies and assaults (and homicides) committed with guns. There were two homicides last year in the Logan area — one in a 10th Street apartment and another on 11th Street.

Check Borderstan’s Local Resources Page for links to information on police and crime.

The four-year trend for PSA 307 shows that total crime in 2010 was 23% lower than in 2007. Violent crime has declined 20% in that period while property crime declined 24%.

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by Borderstan.com December 15, 2010 at 7:02 am 0

14th Street NW Logan Circle MPD Crime Database

There were 23 thefts from autos last month, compared to just nine in November 2009. (MPD Crime Database)

On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, property crime was up noticeably last month in the 14th Street area.¹ Property crime in much of the Dupont-Logan-U Street area had been dropping all year on a YOY basis, but this changed with October when property crime went up YOY. The increases are being driven by more thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”), burglaries and thefts. (Also, see U Street: Smash and Grabs, Assaults Up Last Month.)

At the same time, violent crime in the 14th Street area is flat on a YOY basis for the past two years: there were four violent crimes last month compared to three in each of the previous two Novembers. Only one of the four violent crimes in November was a gun crime, an assault.

Reversal from First 9 Months

Last month there were 35 property crimes in the area, compared to 20 in November 2009 and 22 in November 2008. The same trend was evident in October’s numbers: 36 property crimes in October 2010 compared to 13 in October 2009 and 29 in October 2008.

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by Borderstan.com December 10, 2010 at 9:00 am 0

MPD Crime Database 17th Street NW Thefts From Autos

There were five thefts from autos in the 17th Street area in November. (MPD Crime Database)

The number of crimes in the 17th Street area in November were almost exactly the same compared to November 2009 — and both were noticeably lower than November 2008.

While property crime has been rising on a Year-Over-Year (YOY) basis in the U Street and 14th Street areas recently (after declining for most of the year), the 17th Street area is immune to the trend.

There were 15 total crimes (violent and property) in the 17th Street area last month. This compares to 15 in November 2009 and 25 in November 2008.

The 17th Street Corridor crime reporting area (see accompanying maps) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q Streets NW–an area that roughly runs from 18th Street on the west to 15th Street on the east and from S Street on the north to O Street/Massachusetts Avenue on the south. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

17th Street NW Thefts MPD Crime Database

There were seven thefts in the 17th Street area last month. (MPD Crime Database)

Violent Crime

There was only one violent crime in the 17th Street area last month: a robbery (no gun). This compares to two violent crimes in November 2009 and four in November 2008.

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by Borderstan.com December 8, 2010 at 6:00 am 1,076 0

U Street NW MPD Crime Database

Property crime rising again: There were 21 thefts from autos last month, up from seven in November 2009, and the same as in November 2008. (MPD Crime Database)

On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, property crime has been falling in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. This means that the number of property crimes recorded each month this year was almost always lower than in the same month of 2009.

However, this pattern has reversed the past two months: Property crime in October and November in the area has generally been higher than last year — dramatically, in some cases. This was the again the case in November with the U Street area¹ (see map).

The rise in property crimes was due to a big YOY jump in thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”). In addition, violent crime was up YOY in November due to a spike in assaults in the U Street area.

Borderstan’s U Street reporting area¹ (see accompanying maps) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U St. NW. The boundaries are roughly from 14th St. on the west to 9th St. on the east and from W St. on the north to S St. on the south. All crime numbers are from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Crime Database.

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by Borderstan.com November 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm 2,461 2 Comments

Georgetown MPD Crime Dataase

Wisconsin and M NW: This area has a low crime rate, except for thefts: 331 thefts were recorded during the past year. (MPD Crime Database)

How does crime in three major commercial corridors of the Dupont-Logan-U Street area compare with some similar areas in DC?

Are you safer at 12th and U NW than at at Eastern Market at 7th and E SE? How does 17th and Q NW compare to Wisconsin and M NW in the heart of Georgetown? Is there more crime in Adams Morgan at 18th and Columbia Road NW than at 14th and Q NW? How does Columbia Heights compare to all the rest?

The crime statistics for each of the seven areas are from the MPD Crime Database. Each one covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from the address. See the list below that summarizes the number of crimes in each of the seven areas; complete crime states for each of the seven areas are below the fold.

Each month Borderstan runs stories on crime statistics for three areas in the neighborhood: 12th and U NW, 14th and Q NW and 17th and Q NW. Along with these three areas, four additional intersections were selected and then all seven were compared for both violent and property crime for the past year, Nov. 18, 2009, to Nov. 18, 2010.

Columbia Heights MPD Crime Database

14th and Irving NW: Of the 101 violent crimes reported in the past year, 55 were robberies and 41 were assualts. Of these, 14 were committed with a gun. (MPD Crime Database)

Of the seven intersection-areas, the safest is Pennsylvania and 7th SE. Coming in at Number 7 (last place) is 14th and Irving NW. Results are the same for both violent and property crime: the Capitol Hill intersection has the least of each and the Columbia Heights intersection the most.

In addition to the three intersections in Dupont-Logan-U Street area, the four additional intersections are:

U Street NW MPD Crime Database

The area around 12th and U NW recorded 152 thefts from autos in the past year, the highest number of the seven areas compared. (MPD Crime Database)

Total Crime: The Best and the Worst

Of the seven intersection-areas we compared, the safest is Pennsylvania and 7th SE on Capitol Hill. Coming in at Number 7 is 14th and Irving NW in Columbia Heights. Looking at only violent crime or  property crime, the results are the same: the Capitol Hill intersection has the least of each and the Columbia Heights intersection has the most of each.

The Dupont intersection of 17th and Q NW comes in at Number 2 in both violent and property crime, making it the second most safest area of the seven compared. Number 3 is 18th and Columbia NW; it is Number 5 for violent crime and Number 3 for property crime. Right in the middle at the Number 4 spot is 14th and Q NW; it is Number 4 for both violent and property crime.

17th and Q NW comes in at Number 2 in both violent and property crime… 14th and Q NW comes in at Number 4 for both violent and property crime… 12th and U NW is Number 5, but comes in at Number 6 for Violent Crime and had the most gun crimes.

At Number 5 is 12th and U NW; this U Street intersection is Number 6 for violent crime and Number 5 for property crime. Coming in at Number 6 is the intersection of Wisconsin and M NW. This Georgetown intersection is actually Number 2for violent crime (second safest to the Capitol Hill intersection), but it has a huge number of thefts in the property crime category, which drives its overall ranking down. Number 7, last on the list, is the Columbia Heights intersection of 14th and Irving NW; it is in last place for both violent and property crime.

Crime in Past Year

  1. Pennsylvania & 7th SE: 158 crimes (18 violent, 140 property); 0 gun crimes.
  2. 17th & Q NW: 186 crimes (35 violent, 151 property); 4 gun crimes.
  3. 18th & Columbia NW: 287 crimes (62 violent, 225 property); 8 gun crimes.
  4. 14th & Q NW: 307 crimes (43 violent, 264 property); 15 gun crimes.
  5. 12th & U NW: 355 crimes (73 violent, 282 property); 21 gun crimes.
  6. Wisconsin & M NW: 404 crimes (38 violent, 366 property); 2 gun crimes. Note: The huge number of thefts (331) at this intersection-area skews the results.
  7. 14th & Irving NW: 504 crimes (101 violent, 403 property); 14 gun crimes.

Violent Crime

Robberies. Robberies are categorized as with and without a gun. The fewest robberies were at Pennsylvania and 7th SE (11) while the most occurred at 14th and Irving NW (55). The intersection of 12th and U came in at Number 3 (49), but actually had the most robberies with a gun (16).

Assaults. Assaults with a Deadly Weapon are categorized as with and without a gun. The fewest number of assaults occurred at 14th and Q NW (five) while the Pennsylvania & 7th SE came in at Number 2 (seven) and 17th and Q NW was Number 3 (eight). The most assaults took place at 14th and Columbia NW (41) while the second highest number was recorded at 12th & U NW (22).

Gun Crime. Gun crimes are homicides, robberies and assaults committed with a gun. The fewest gun crimes in the past year were at Pennsylvania and 7th SE, which recorded zero gun crimes. At Number 2 was Wisconsin and M NW with two gun crimes. While 14th and Irving NW had the most robberies and assaults of the seven areas compared, it did not have the most gun crimes in the past year (it has 14).

The most gun crimes were at 12th and U NW (21) followed by 14th and Q NW (15). The one homicide recorded in the past year for all seven areas was the Sept. 28, 2010, shooting death of Jamal Coates at 11th and U NW.

Property Crime

Auto Crimes. Auto crimes are major quality-of-life crimes in the city. The area with the most stolen autos in the past year was 12th and U NW (30) followed by 14th and Irving NW (27) and 14th and Q NW (23). The fewest? There were only six stolen autos at Wisconsin and M NW. Much more common are thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”). The hands-down leader was again 12th and U NW (152) followed by 14th and Irving NW (104) and 14th and Q NW (88). The fewest smash and grabs were at Wisconsin and M NW (18) followed by Pennsylvania and 7th SE (32). The complete list is below the fold.

Burglaries and Thefts. The most burglaries in the past year were at 14th and Q NW (34) followed by 12th and U NW (21). The remaining five areas all had between 10 and 15 burglaries each. The number of thefts for the Georgetown intersection of Wisconsin and M NW skewed this areas crime stats: it had 331 thefts in the past year. (It would be interesting to know how many were purse and cell phone snatches on the street.) This is substantially more than the 270 for 14th and Irving NW. The fewest thefts were reported for 17th and Q NW (67).

Complete crime states for each of the seven areas are below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com November 11, 2010 at 10:22 am 1 Comment

PSA 208 17th Street area MPD Crime Database

There were four thefts from autos in the 17th Street area last month, compared to eight in October 2009. (MPD Crime Database)

The number of crimes in the 17th Street area in October declined when compared to October of last year: 14 crimes in October 2010 compared to 23 in October 2009 (and 20 in October 2008). On a year-over-year basis, the big drop was in property crimes, which declined from 21 in October 2009 to 13 in October 2010.

The large drop in property crimes follows a pattern we have seen all year in the Dupont-Logan-U Street areas — except for October when property crimes went up noticeably in the the U Street area and the 14th Street area when compared to the previous year.

The 17th Street Corridor crime reporting area (see accompanying maps) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q Streets NW–an area that roughly runs from 18th Street on the west to 15th Street on the east and from S Street on the north to O Street/Massachusetts Avenue on the south. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

PSA 208 17th Street area MPD Crime Database

There were two burglaries last month in the 17th Street area. (MPD Crime Database)

Violent crime. There was only one violent crime in the 17th Street area last month: an assault (no gun). This compares to two violent crimes in October 2009 and one in October 2008.

Property crimes down from 2009. The downward trend in property crimes seen throughout 2010 continued last month in the 17th Street area. There were 13 property crimes compared to 21 in October 2009 and 19 in October 2008.

On a YOY basis, the number of thefts and thefts and thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) were both down dramatically last month when compared to October 2009. There were two burglaries in the area last month, compared to one in October 2009 and one in October 2008. As for stolen autos in the 17th Street area, two cars were stolen last month, the same number as October 2009.

There were four burglaries last month, up from zero the previous October. After a year-long decline, the number of thefts from autos climbed to 16, which compares to 6 in October 2009. Thefts more than doubled as well YOY, from 6 in October 2009 to 14 last month.

Total crime stats for October 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com November 9, 2010 at 5:00 am 1,343 0

14th Street NW Logan Circle PSA 307

There were 16 thefts from autos last month, which is up from from six in October 2009. (MPD Crime Database)

As noted in yesterday’s story about the U Street area, on a year-over-year (YOY) basis property crime has been falling all year in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. This means that the number of property crimes recorded each month was almost always lower than in the same month of 2009. (See 14th St.: Violent, Property Crimes Decline in 2010.)

This changed last month in both the U Street and 14th Street areas: Property crimes for October 2010 were up dramatically from October 2009 while violent crime went down (U Street area) or remained stable (14th Street area).

Today we’ll look at October crime numbers for the 14th Street area. The 14th Street Corridor crime reporting area (see accompanying maps) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 14th and Q Streets NW–an area that roughly runs from 15th Street on the west to Vermont Avenue/Logan Circle on the east and from S Street on the north to Rhode Island Avenue on the south. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

Violent crime unchanged from last October. The number of violent crimes in the 14th Street area last month was exactly the same as in October 2009: four violent crimes. This compares to six violent crimes in October 2008. Three of the four of the violent crimes last month were robberies, while one was an assault — none of them involved a gun.

Property crimes doubled from 2009. Bucking the trend we have seen this year in the area was the rise in property crimes YOY in the 14th Street area. Burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) were all up dramatically last month when compared to October 2009. A total of 36 property crimes were reported in the area last month, compared to 13 in October 2009 and 29 in October 2008.

14th Street NW Logan Circle PSA 307

There were four burlaries in the 14th Street in October, compared to zero the previous October. (MPD Crime Database)

There were four burglaries last month, up from zero the previous October. After a year-long decline, the number of thefts from autos climbed to 16, which compares to 6 in October 2009. Thefts more than doubled as well YOY, from 6 in October 2009 to 14 last month.

Total crime stats for October 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com November 8, 2010 at 5:00 am 1,885 0

U Street NW MPD Crime Database

There were seven burglaries in the U Street area in October, compared to zero in October 2009. This reporting area is centered at 12th and U Streets NW. (MPD Crime Database)

On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, property crime has been falling all year in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. This means that the number of property crimes recorded each month was almost always lower than in the same month of 2009. (See U St.: Assaults Drive Violent Crime Up.)

This changed last month in both the U Street and 14th Street areas: Property crimes for October 2010 were up dramatically from October 2009.

Today we’ll look at October crime numbers for the U Street area. The U Street Corridor crime reporting area¹ (see map) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U NW–an area that roughly runs from 14th Street on the west to 9th Street on the east and from W Street on the north to S Street on the south. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

Violent crime down from last October. Violent crime was down in the U Street area last month compared to both October 2009 and 2008. There were two violent crimes last month, both of them robberies committed without guns. This compares to nine violent crimes in October 2009 and six in October 2008 in the U Street Street area. This is a change from recent crime stat reports in for the U Street area, which had showed violent crime higher than in previous years.

U Street NW MPD Crime Database

There were 22 thefts from autos in October, up from 13 in October of last year. (MPD Crime Database)

Property crimes doubled from 2009. There were 39 property crimes in the U Street area in October 2010, compared to 20 in October 2009 and  27 in October 2008. The rise in property crimes is due to increases in robberies, thefts from autos, or “smash and grabs,” and stolen autos.

There were seven burglaries last month in the area compared to zero in October 2009. Auto crimes were also up:  there were 22 thefts from autos in October 2010, up dramatically from 13 the previous October. In addition, there were four stolen autos in the area last month compared to one in October 2009.

Total crime stats for October 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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