by Borderstan.com February 23, 2009 at 6:51 am 0

The MPD 2nd District. West Borderstan is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

The MPD 2nd District. West Borderstan is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

From the MPD 2nd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups, a message from MPD Second 2nd District Commander Matt Klein:

Over the past three days, the Second District experienced a series of street robberies in which victims were knocked to the ground and had purses or other property taken from them. I am happy to report that last night, we arrested 2 subjects that we strongly believe were responsible for the vast majority of those violent cases. The arrests were made after bringing in additional resources to the Georgetown and Dupont area in order to provide support to 2D units as well as provide high visibility to prevent further crimes. These subjects were apprehended as a result of excellent work by patrol officers, members assigned to our office of communications, and MPD detectives. – Commander Matt Klein, MPD Second District

by Borderstan.com January 10, 2009 at 12:45 pm 0

For the Borderstan area of Dupont-Logan, the number of violent crimes over the past three years has been almost exactly the same: 38 in 2006, 39 in 2007 and 39 in 2008. However, the number of property crimes was up slightly in 2008 by 6% after dropping substantially by 26% in 2007. Total crime in Borderstan rose 5% in 2008 (due the increase in property crimes) after falling 23% in 2007.

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 307. Borderstan borders are P to S Streets and 14th to 16th Streets NW.

Highlights and a table with detailed numbers follow.

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by Borderstan.com January 10, 2009 at 11:56 am 1,085 0

For Police Service Area (PSA) 208, violent crime decreased 4% in 2008. However, property crime jumped 9%, which means that total crime increased 7% in 2008 in PSA 208. The big increase was thefts from autos, which shot up 28% in 2008.

Generally, PSA 208 takes in the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. West Borderstan is part of PSA 208 (from 15th to 16th and P to S Streets NW) while East Borderstan (14th to 15th Streets) is part of PSA 307.

Highlights and a table with detailed numbers follow.

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by Borderstan.com January 10, 2009 at 9:12 am 0

For Police Service Area (PSA) 307, violent crime decreased 17% in 2008. However, total crime decreased only 1%, due to a 2% increase in property crimes; the rise in property crimes was in thefts from autos and stolen autos.

Generally, PSA 307 encompasses the Logan Circle neighborhood and parts of Shaw. East Borderstan is part of PSA 307 (from 14th to 15th and P to S Streets NW). West Borderstan (15th to 16th Streets) is part of PSA 208.

Highlights and a table with detailed numbers follow.

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by Borderstan.com January 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm 1,206 0

For Police Service Area (PSA) 208, fourth-quarter violent crime is down 10% in 2008 after spiking 22% in 2007. What is striking is the dramatic increase in property crimes in 2008 over the previous two years: burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos.  The increases in fouth-quarter property crime have caused the total crime rate for the quarter to climb in both 2007 and 2008.

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by Borderstan.com January 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm 1,116 0

For Borderstan, fourth-quarter violent crime (October through December) is down 40% in 2008 while property crimes increased 24% in 2008 from 2007 in the same period. The big fourth-quarter increases are in thefts from autos and stolen autos. Overall, the fourth-quarter crime rate for Borderstan rose 13% in 2008 from the fourth quarter of 2007. However, the overall rate is still 15% below that of 2006.

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by Borderstan.com January 3, 2009 at 7:39 am 0

This article,”Rise in Young Killers Worries D.C.,” appeared in yesterday’s Washington Post:

Even in a year in which the homicide numbers barely budged, D.C. police and prosecutors see signs that don’t bode well for the future: an increase in younger killers, apt to open fire on crowded city streets, who could not care less about the damage they cause. Many young suspects put their heads down and even try to sleep during interrogations, according to D.C. homicide detectives. Others seem cold inside, with no sense of reality.

Read entire story online.

by Borderstan.com January 3, 2009 at 6:56 am 0

From the MPD Third District listserv:

On 1/1/09 at approximately 4:15 p.m., a male individual was found at 12th & U Streets, N.W. suffering from a stabbing wound.  C1 [the victm] was transported to area hospital. Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances.  If anyone has information regarding this stabbing, please call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.

by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 1:06 am 0

The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 for the the first half of December (1st through 16th) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 307 encompasses the Logan Circle neighborhood and parts of Shaw.

In terms of overall numbers, crime for the first half of December in PSA 307 has dropped in each of the past two years. There were three violent crimes in 2008 compared to seven in 2007 and 15 in 2006. Regarding property crimes, there were 28 in 2008 compared to 41 in 2007 and 54 in 2006. 

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by Borderstan.com December 24, 2008 at 12:26 am 0

The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the first half of December (1st through 16th) for 2006, 2007 and 2008. Generally, PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods.

Violent crime is down. What is striking is the dramatic increase in property crimes in 2008 over the previous two years: burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos. The rate is almost double 2007.

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by Borderstan.com December 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm 0

One of the most outspoken neighborhood bloggers is the guy (I don’t know his name) who does “Off Seventh: My Chronicles of Shaw.” His postings are nothing if not blunt, honest and to-the-point; he often eviscerates D.C. elected officials. You may disagree with him, but you never have to guess where he stands on an issue concerning Shaw or D.C. (more…)

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