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District Crime Data at a Glance

2016 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*

As of December 6, 2016

The statistics below reflect the data entered into MPD's records management system (Cobalt) as of 12 am on the date above. The homicide numbers are based on numbers submitted by the Homicide Branch.

Offense 2015 2016 Percent Change
Homicide 153 126 -18%
Sex Abuse 327 325 -1%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 2,233 2,164 -3%
Robbery 3,173 2,828 -11%
Violent Crime-Total 5,886 5,443 -8%
Burglary 2,353 1,992 -15%
Motor Vehicle Theft 2,664 2,321 -13%
Theft from Auto 10,331 9,939 -4%
Theft (Other) 13,075 13,144 1%
Arson 16 6 -63%
Property Crime-Total 28,439 27,402 -4%
All Crime-Total 34,325 32,845 -4%

“N/C” – Not calculable, division by zero is not allowed.

Note: As of September 12, 2016, MPD has updated its sex assault numbers for 2015 and 2016 to address a technical error. The total impact of this change is that 17 offenses have been added to the 2015 figures, and 36 offenses have been added to the 2016 figures. For more information, please read the complete news release.

2015 Year End Crime Data*

Year-end 2015 data accurate as of January 14, 2016.

Offense 2014 2015 Percent Change
Homicide 105 162 54%
Sex Abuse 319 297 -7%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 2,490 2,426 -3%
Robbery 3,296 3,446 5%
Violent Crime-Total 6,210 6,331 2%
Burglary 3,182 2,543 -20%
Motor Vehicle Theft 3,132 2,825 -10%
Theft from Auto 11,406 11,160 -2%
Theft (Other) 14,666 14,117 -4%
Arson 26 18 -31%
Property Crime-Total 32,412 30,663 -5%
All Crime-Total 38,622 36,994 -4%

Recovered Firearms

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1,919 1,938 1,330 2,178 1,609

20-Year Homicide Trend

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
162 105 104* 88 108 132 144 186 181 169

*The citywide 2013 homicide statistics include the 12 victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting incident that occurred on September 16, 2013.
 

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
196 248 248 262 232 242 241 260 301 397

 


*These statistics reflect crime reports entered or migrated into the MPD Records Management System (Cobalt) as of 12 am of the report date. These numbers are based on DC Code Offense definitions and do NOT reflect Part I crime totals as reported to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) or National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The statistics for this report are based on the various tables from the data warehouse as of the current refresh date. This report should be considered ‘preliminary’ in nature. The reports are subject to change due to subsequent determinations related to amendments in classification, unfounded cases or changes in offense definitions.