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District Crime Data at a Glance

2017 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*

As of February 21, 2017

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 2016 2017 Percent Change
Homicide 14 14 0%
Sex Abuse 51 36 -29%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 282 289 2%
Robbery 456 330 -28%
Violent Crime-Total 803 669 -17%
Burglary 234 228 -3%
Motor Vehicle Theft 252 294 17%
Theft from Auto 1,148 1,492 30%
Theft (Other) 1,552 1,886 22%
Arson 2 1 -50%
Property Crime-Total 3,188 3,901 22%
All Crime-Total 3,991 4,570 15%

 

2016 Year End Crime Data*

Year-end 2016 data accurate as of January 11, 2017.

Offense 2015 2016 Percent Change
Homicide 162 135 -17%
Sex Abuse 346 346 0%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 2,432 2,278 -6%
Robbery 3,447 3,000 -13%
Violent Crime-Total 6,387 5,759 -10%
Burglary 2,547 2,122 -17%
Motor Vehicle Theft 2,823 2,441 -14%
Theft from Auto 11,175 10,837 -3%
Theft (Other) 14,109 14,087 0%
Arson 18 6 -67%
Property Crime-Total 32,672 29,493 -4%
All Crime-Total 37,059 35,252 -5%

Recovered Firearms

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1,919 1,938 1,330 2,178 1,609 1,844

20-Year Homicide Trend

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
135 162 105 104* 88 108 132 144 186 181

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

2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
169 196 248 248 262 232 242 241 260 301

 


*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.