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District Crime Data at a Glance

2023 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*

As of February 3, 2023

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 2022 2023 Percent Change
Homicide 15 18 20%
Sex Abuse 6 13 117%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 119 117 -2%
Robbery 288 217 -25%
Violent Crime - Total 428 365 -15%
Burglary 108 91 -16%
Motor Vehicle Theft 329 611 86%
Theft from Auto 634 754 19%
Theft (Other) 896 1,014 13%
Arson 0 4 ***
Property Crime - Total 1,967 2,474 26%
All Crime - Total 2,395 2,839 19%
***Incalculable due to divide by zero error.

2022 Year End Crime Data*

Year-end 2022 data accurate as of January 1, 2023.

Offense 2021 2022 Percent Change
Homicide 226 203 -10%
Sex Abuse 181 158 -13%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 1,665 1,387 -17%
Robbery 2,046 2,082 2%
Violent Crime - Total 4,118 3,830 -7%
Burglary 1,173 1,050 -10%
Motor Vehicle Theft 3,493 3,761 8%
Theft from Auto 8,688 7,825 -10%
Theft (Other) 10,905 10,832 -1%
Arson 4 4 0%
Property Crime - Total 24,263 23,472 -3%
All Crime - Total 28,381 27,302 -4%

*Not including unrest-related burglaries

As part of a recent data quality audit, the Metropolitan Police Department determined that our summary crime statistics were not capturing a small proportion of property crimes since the deployment of our new Records Management System in August 2015. These specific crimes were reported through the Office of Unified Communications’ (OUC) Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU) and crime categories impacted were: Theft; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Theft from Auto. Please note that this technical issue did not affect the handling of these cases as they were regularly transferred to MPD detectives for investigation and follow-up. The Department has corrected this technical issue, and the summary crime statistics presented here as well as on the public crime mapping website reflect this update.

Recovered Firearms

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1,919 1,938 1,330 2,178 1,706 1,870 2,191 1,928 2,299 2,371 2,310

20-Year Homicide Trend

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
203 226 198 166 160 116 135 162 105 104*

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

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
88 108 132 144 186 181 169 196 198 248

 


*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.