2020 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*
As of October 21, 2020
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.
|Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon||1,301||1,322||2%|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||1,744||2,515||44%|
|Theft from Auto||8,393||6,577||-22%|
*Not including unrest-related burglaries
2019 Year End Crime Data*
Year-end 2019 data accurate as of January 1, 2020.
|Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon||1,675||1,575||-6%|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||2,400||2,228||-7%|
|Theft from Auto||11,647||10,738||-8%|
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.
20-Year Homicide Trend
*The citywide 2013 homicide statistics include the 12 victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting incident that occurred on September 16, 2013.
*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.