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Crime Emergency Statistics, July 12-August 13, Are Released

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Crime Emergency Statistics, July 12-August 13, Are Released

Overall crime is down, arrests and other police activity are up, since Chief Ramsey declared the crime emergency.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2006, Chief of Police Charles H. Ramsey announced a Crime Emergency due to an increase in violent crime. The Crime Emergency initiative was officially implemented on July 12, 2006. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

Following are the statistics since the crime emergency was initiated, from July 12 through August 13, 2006; also included are statistics for the most recent week, August 7 through August 13, 2006:

 

 

Arrest Data

These arrest figures contain statistics from the preliminary DC Index and Non-Index Crime Reports.

 

 

7/12/06- 8/13/06

7/12/05-8/13/05

% Change

Adult Arrests

5,467

4,727

+15.6%

Juvenile Arrests

   361

   272

+32.7%

 

 

8/7/06-8/13/06

8/7/05-8/13/05

% Change

Adult Arrests

1,167

1,061

+10.0%

Juvenile Arrests

                            65

    68

   -4.4%

 

 

Offense Data

 

 

7/12/06-8/13/06

7/12/05-8/13/05

% Change

Violent Crimes

   766

  774

-1.0%

Property Crimes

2,391

2,568

-6.9%

Total Crimes

3,157

3,342

-5.5%

 

 

8/7/06-8/13/06

8/7/05-8/13/05

% Change

Violent Crimes

152

144

   5.6%

Property Crimes

431

527

-18.2%

Total Crimes

583

671

-13.1%

 

 

Curfew Violations

On July 21, the DC Council passed the Enhanced Crime Prevention and Abatement Emergency Amendment Act of 2006, giving the Mayor the authority to set alternative curfew hours. Beginning July 31, 2006, and continuing through August 30, 2006, alternative curfew hours for young people 16 and younger will be set from 10 pm to 6 am, every night of the week.

 

 

2006

2005

Curfew Violations
(July 12-August 13)

1,550
(549 between 10 pm and midnight)

499

Curfew Violations
(This Week: August 7 – August 13)

413
(281 between 10 pm and midnight)

150

 

 

Gun Recoveries

 

 

2006

2005

% Change

Gun Recoveries
(July 12-August 13 )

259

176

47.1%

Gun Recoveries
(This Week:  August 7 – August 13)

  57

 31

83.9%

 

These statistics are based on preliminary information. More detailed statistics are available at mpdc.dc.gov/crimestats.