by Borderstan.com July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am 1,559 0

PSA 305, U Street NW, Borderstan, robberies with guns, Jan-June 2011

There were 77 robberies (without a gun) in the first six months of 2011 in PSA 305; this is up from 47 in the same period of 2010. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

For the first six months of 2011, the number of violent crimes in Police Service Area (PSA) 305 jumped 34% from the same period of last year. There were 139 violent crimes in the PSA — which includes most of the U Street corridor — compared to 104 in the first six months of 2010.

Robberies, Assaults Rise

The increase in violent crime in PSA 305 was due mostly to a big jump in the number of robberies (without guns), from 47 in the first six months of 2010 to 77 in the January to June period of this year. The number of robberies involving a gun fell slightly from 22 to 18 on a year-over-year (YOY) basis.

The number of assaults also rose noticeably — from 30 in the first six months of last year to 40 in the same period of 2011; five of the assaults in 2011 involved a gun.

Borderstan asked Lt. Alberto Jova, head of PSA 305 to comment on the numbers for the first half of 2011.

“Year to date, PSA 305 has made significant strides in combating robberies and other crimes within the PSA. We have arrested nine individuals for the offense of robbery. The results have been demonstrable for, in fact, during the last seven-day period, we realized a 100% decrease in robberies. During the last 30 days, we realized a 34% decrease in robberies. I am hopeful that this momentum will continue,” Jova said.

Thefts, Smash and Grabs Drive Property Crime Up

Property crime is also up thanks to a huge rise in the number of thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) as well as a rise in thefts. The number of property crimes increased 13% on a YOY basis. There were declines in burglaries and stolen autos.

All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

Detailed crime numbers for PSA 305 are below the fold. The Logan Circle numbers were posted yesterday, the Dupont Circle numbers last week and the citywide numbers were detailed earlier this month.

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by Borderstan.com June 21, 2011 at 9:00 am 1,105 1 Comment

DC Police, U Street NW, PSA 305 violent crime

Click to enlarge. There were 28 violent crimes in PSA 305 in May. The PSA includes much of the U Street corridor. Much of the northern boundary is Florida Avenue NW while the southern boundary is S Street. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Last month in Police Service Area (PSA) 305 violent crime rose but property crime declined. The numbers are on a year-over-year (YOY) basis, comparing May 2011 to May 2010. There were 28 violent crimes last month in the PSA — which includes much of the U Street corridor — compared to 21 in May 2010.

However, property crime declined noticeably on a YOY basis: 62 property crimes in May compared to 87 the previous May. When you combine violent and property crimes, total crime was down 17% on a YOY basis last month. There were 90 total crimes in the area compared to 108 in May 2010.

The biggest increase was in assaults with a slight increase in robberies. Gun crimes — any crime committed with a gun — were also up. Burglaries, thefts and stolen autos were down dramatically last month on a YOY basis. Specific numbers are below.

Borderstan compares crime statistics on a year-over-year basis by month; this helps account for seasonal differences in crime. All numbers are from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Crime Database.

Trendline Since 2008

Looking at the number of crimes in May in PSA 305 shows 88 total crimes in 2008, a spike to 137 in 2009, 108 in 2010 and 90 last month.

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by Borderstan.com June 8, 2011 at 5:50 am 1,113 0

The monthly public safety meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 305 is Wednesday, June 8 at 7 pm. Location is DC Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Avenue NW. Representatives of MPD and Howard University Police will be there. Meetings are open to the public. PSA 305 serves the U Street neighborhood.

by Borderstan.com May 23, 2011 at 11:00 am 1,512 0

MPD Crime Database, DC violent crime, PSA 305, Borderstan, U Street NW

There were 19 violent crimes in April in Police Service Area 305, which includes most of the U Street corridor. There were 10 robberies and nine assaults; three of the 19 crimes involved a gun. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Last month, violent crime rose slightly and property-related crime climbed 16% in Police Service Area (PSA) 305, as compared to April  2010. On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, the total number of crimes in April ncreased by 17% from 2010 to 2011 — from 77 to 90.

YOY increases were seen in assaults, burglaries and thefts from autos. However, the number of robberies and stolen autos declined. PSA 305 includes the U Street NW corridor.

A similar trend of rising property crime was evident in PSA 208 (Dupont) across both March and April. As in PSA 305, there were more assaults but fewer robberies.

Borderstan compares crime statistics on a year-over-year basis by month; this helps account for seasonal differences in crime. All numbers are from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Crime Database.

Specific Crimes in PSA 305

  • Robberies were down. There were 10 robberies in PSA 305 in April (two with guns) compared to 14 in April 2010 (four with guns).
  • Assaults were up dramatically. There were nine assaults last month (one with a gun), compared to one in April 2010.
  • Gun crimes were down. Gun crimes are all crimes committed with guns. There were three last month compared to four in April 2010.
  • There were no reported sex abuse crimes last month compared to one in April 2010.
  • Burglaries were up in PSA 305. There were five burglaries last month compared to one in April 2010.
  • Thefts were unchanged: 19 last month, same as April 2010.
  • Thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) were up in PSA 305. There were 44 last month compared to 34 in April 2010.
  • The number of stolen autos was down. There were three last month, compared to seven in April 2010.

Below the fold: A look at April numbers for 2008 through 2011.

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by Borderstan.com April 25, 2011 at 7:00 am 1,946 0

Borderstan, Smashed Window, Theft from Auto

In March 31 cars were broken into by thieves in PSA 305. In this instance, a large leather bag was visible on the front seat, a big no-no. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The number of crimes in Police Service Area (PSA) 305 last month increased 36% from March 2010. There were 101 crimes compared to 74 the previous March. PSA 305 covers the U Street NW area as well as the Howard University area to the northeast.

The increase was in both property and violent crimes. There were 26 violent crimes last month, up from 20 in March 2010. The number of property crimes increased from 54 in March 2010 to 75 last month. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

The Trendline

What does the trendline show? In March 2008, there were 86 crimes in PSA 307 (19 of them violent crimes) and in January 2009 there were 116 crimes (17 of them violent crimes). Over the past three years, the number of property crimes in March has risen 11% while the number of violent crimes is up 37%. On a year-over-year basis, the total number of crimes in PSA 305 was 17% higher in March 2011 than in March 2008.

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by Borderstan.com April 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm 2,166 1 Comment

Borderstan, 14th & V, Crime

One of the shooting victims was reportedly on this bicycle when he was shot Thursday afternoon. The bike was left at the scene at 14th and V Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

U Street NW, 14th Street NW, Borderstan, dc shooting, Luis Gomez Photos

Looking north on 14th Street NW at the U Street intersection. The street was blocked off to the north and south. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Tom Hay. Questions for Tom? send him an email. You can follow him on Twitter @Tomonswann. Luis Gomez also contributed to this story; you can follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

More photos from the crime scene are available on the Borderstan Facebook page.

An otherwise perfect spring afternoon was marred by a shooting in broad daylight at the intersection of 14th and V Streets NW on Thursday afternoon around 3 pm.

According to police reports, two victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses say one person was shot in the foot, the other in the leg. The suspect escaped by car described as a blue Honda or Toyota.

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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm 2,268 7 Comments

MPD, PSA 305, U Street NW crime, Borderstan

Click to enlarge: PSA 305 had 22 violent crimes in February 2011 compared to 11 in February 2010. (MPD Crime Database)

The number of crimes in Police Service Area (PSA) 305 last month more than doubled from February 2010 and was close to rates seen in 2008 and 2009 for the same month. There were 92 crimes in 305 compared to 44 the previous February.

The increase was in both property crimes and violent crimes. There were 22 violent crimes in the PSA 305 compared to 11 in February 2010, and the number of property crimes soared to 70 last month from 33 in February 2010.

As one reader points out in the comments, some of this is due to the Snowpocalypse effect of last year. However, there is also evidence that after substantial drops in 2010 that levels of property crime are returning to levels of previous years (please see links in the comments below plus today’s story in The Washington Post on increased property crime in D.C.)

PSA 305 covers the U Street NW area as well as the Howard University area to the northeast. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Check Borderstan’s Local Resources Page for links to information on police and crime data.

Trend: In February 2008, there were 111 crimes in PSA 305 (14 violent crimes)… in January 2009 there were 100 crimes (17 violent crimes)… in February 2010 there were 44 crimes (11 violent crimes)… and in February 2011 there were 92 crimes (22 violent crimes). After a dip in 2010, rates appear to be returning to previous levels.

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by Borderstan.com March 22, 2011 at 5:45 am 1,340 0

DC crime, Dupton-Logan-U Street area, Borderstan

Major crimes in D.C.’s Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week.

Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas (PSA) 208 (Dupont-Kalorama), 305 (includes U Street area) and 307 (Logan Circle).

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by Borderstan.com March 15, 2011 at 5:25 am 1,225 0

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area. (DC Citizen Atlas)

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area. (DC Citizen Atlas)

The monthly public meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is tonight, Tuesday night, March 15, at 7 pm. Location is the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Third District Headquarters at 1620 V Street NW. These monthly meetings (third Tuesday of the month) are roundtables and residents are encouraged to raise any issues for discussion related to crime and public safety in the Dupont Circle area.

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area and it is led by Lt. Scott Dignan. The PSA is part of MPD’s Second District. MPD posts crime reports and news on the Second District Yahoo! listserv.

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by Borderstan.com March 9, 2011 at 11:56 am 1,045 0

Recent crimes in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week.

Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas (PSA) 208 (Dupont-Kalorama), 305 (includes U Street area) and 307 (Logan Circle).

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by Borderstan.com February 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm 1,290 0

Recent crimes in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week.

Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas (PSA) 208 (Dupont-Kalorama), 305 (includes U Street area) and 307 (Logan Circle).

In addition, the three accompanying maps from the MPD Crime Database show the location of thefts from autos (“smash-and-grabs) for the February 20-27 period. Click on the image to enlarge.

Robbery

  • Wednesday, February 23, 11:42 pm, 1900 block of 13th Street NW.
  • Saturday, February 26, 1:33 am, 19th and R Streets NW: “The victim reported that while walking in the listed area he was approached by several subjects who started to punch him causing him to fall to the ground. The suspects then searched through his backpack and took his laptop computer. All four suspects were last seen running eastbound in the 1700 block of R Street NW.”
MPD, PSA 208

Click to enlarge: Thefts from autos, Dupont area, February 20-27, 2011. (MPD Crime Database)

  • Saturday, February 26, 9:50 pm, 900 block of Westminster Street NW (alley).
  • Saturday, February 26, 9:24 pm, 1500 block of Church Street NW.
  • Sunday, February 27, 6:40 pm, 1600 block of 20th Street NW (restaurant).

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by Borderstan.com February 23, 2011 at 5:50 am 1,259 0

Borderstan, crime

Recent crimes in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

The warm weather of late last week brought a noticeable uptick in the number of robberies and assaults on the street — more people on the street means, unfortunately, more targets. Last week’s crime report had eight robberies and one assault; this week there were 10 robberies and five assaults.

Remember that MPD (DC Police) posts crime reports and news on the Second District Yahoo! listserv and on the Third District Yahoo! listserv. PSA 208 is in 2D while PSA 305 and PSA 307 are in 3D.

The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week. Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas (PSA) 208, 305 and 307.

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by Borderstan.com February 15, 2011 at 5:00 am 1,052 0

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area. (DC Citizen Atlas)

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area. (DC Citizen Atlas)

The monthly public meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is Tuesday night, February 15, at 7 pm. Location is the MPD Third District Headquarters at 1620 V Street NW. These monthly meetings are a roundtable and residents are encouraged to bring any issues for discussion related to crime and public safety in the Dupont Circle area.

PSA 208 covers the Dupont-Kalorama area and it is led by Lt. Scott Dignan. The PSA is part of MPD’s Second District. MPD posts crime reports and news on the Second District Yahoo! listserv.

Crimes of Note

The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week. Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas 208, 305 and 307.

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by Borderstan.com February 14, 2011 at 5:30 am 1,600 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 February 8, 2011 at 6:45 am 1,075 0


It’s not often we have prostitution and drug crimes to report, but this week there is one of each. The following is a list of robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area over the past week. Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas 208, 305 and 307.

Robbery

  • Tuesday, February 1, 6:35 am, Unit block of Thomas Circle NW.
  • Friday, February 4, 11:43 pm, 1800 block of 9th Street NW (sidewalk).
  • Saturday, February 5, 6:15 am, 14th and U Streets NW (street).
  • Sunday, February 6, 12:40 am, 1100 block of U Street NW (sidewalk).
  • Monday, February 7, 7 pm, 21st and P Streets NW.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

  • Thursday, February 3, 15th and M Streets NW.
  • Saturday, February 5, 12:40 pm, 1200 block of 11th Street NW (sidewalk).
  • Sunday, February 6, 2:09 am, 14th and T Streets NW (nightclub)

Sex Crimes

  • Saturday, February 5, 12:15 am, 2100 block of P Street NW, Solicitation for Prostitution.

Drug Crimes

  • Saturday, February 5, 12:17 am, 1200 block of 19th Street NW, UCSA/PWID Crack Cocaine offense.

Stolen Auto

  • Monday, January 31, 9:11 pm, 2200 block of 12th Place NW.

Burglary

  • Wednesday, February 2, 8:30 am to 6:55 pm, 1400 block of 11th Street NW (residence).
  • Friday, February 4 to Saturday, February 5, 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW (office building).
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