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District of Columbia County, District of Columbia Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for District of Columbia County, District of Columbia. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how District of Columbia County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for District of Columbia County, District of Columbia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 386,009 total crimes reported in District of Columbia County, District of Columbia (84,470 of them violent). Of the 38,601 crimes that take place per year in District of Columbia County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in District of Columbia County, District of Columbia every 13 minutes. This includes 2,153 murders, 2,165 rapes, and at least two hundred and fifty-seven thousand thefts (including 75,813 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in District of Columbia County, District of Columbia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in District of Columbia County has been reduced by 14%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 4%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in District of Columbia County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty-three thousand for District of Columbia County, District of Columbia in 2009.

Crime Trends District of Columbia County, District of Columbia (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like District of Columbia County, District of Columbia (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

District of Columbia County, District of Columbia Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

District of Columbia County, District of Columbia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for District of Columbia County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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