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Crime Emergency Statistics Released

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Crime Emergency Statistics Released

Data show slight reduction in crime, large increases in arrests, curfew violations and firearm recoveries.

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.

Following are the statistics since the crime emergency was initiated, from July 12 through July 30, 2006; also included are statistics for the most recent week, July 24 through July 30, 2006:

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

  • Total arrests for the period of July 12 through July 30, 2006, were 3,461, compared to 2,850 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 21 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles from July 12 through July 30, 2006, were 219, compared to 137 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 60 percent.
  • Total arrests for the week of July 24 through 30, 2006, were 1,233, of which 68 were juveniles; for the same period of 2005, there were 1,068 total arrests, of which 44 were juveniles.

Offense Data

  • Total reported crimes for the period of July 12 through 30, 2006, were 1,909, compared to 1,958 for the same period of 2005, a decrease of 2.5 percent.
  • Total reported violent crimes from July 12 through 30, 2006, were 449, compared to 459 for the same period of 2005, a decrease of 2.2 percent.
  • Total reported property crimes from July 12 through July 30, 2006, were 1,460, compared to 1,499 for the same period of 2005, a decrease of 2.6 percent.
  • Total reported violent crimes for the week of July 24 through 30, 2006, were 158, compared to 174 for the same period of 2005. 
  • Total reported property crimes for the week of July 24 through 30, 2006, were 501, compared to 534 for the same period of 2005.

Curfew Violations
On July 31, 2006, under the new 10 pm start of the curfew, a total of 48 curfew violations occurred. Of that, 31 took place between 10 pm and midnight.

  • Total curfew violations from July 12 through 30, 2006, were 744, compared to 268 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 177 percent. 
  • Total curfew violations for the week of July 24 through 30, 2006, were 284, compared to 98 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 190 percent. 

Gun Recoveries

  • Gun recoveries from July 12 through 30, 2006, were 156, compared to 107 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 46 percent. 
  • For the week of July 24 through 30, 2006, there were 64 gun recoveries, compared to 31 for the same period of 2005, an increase of 106 percent.

CSOSA Visits
From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, 2006, police officers accompanied by community supervision officers made 963 CSOSA (Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency) visits. These are accountability visits which ensure compliance with court orders for offenders on probation.
  
These statistics are based on preliminary information. More detailed statistics are available at mpdc.dc.gov/crimestats.