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District Crime Data at a Glance

2021 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*

As of June 30, 2022

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 2021 2022 Percent Change
Homicide 91 104 14%
Sex Abuse 82 59 -28%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 750 689 -8%
Robbery 810 1,055 30%
Violent Crime - Total 1,733 1,907 10%
Burglary 475 524 10%
Motor Vehicle Theft 1,587 1,649 4%
Theft from Auto 3,863 3,803 -2%
Theft (Other) 4,823 4,849 1%
Arson 4 2 -50%
Property Crime - Total 10,752 10,827 1%
All Crime - Total 12,485 12,734 2%

 

2021 Year End Crime Data*

Year-end 2021 data accurate as of January 1, 2022.

Offense 2020 2021 Percent Change
Homicide 198 226 14%
Sex Abuse 177 176 -1%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 1,631 1,675 3%
Robbery 1,998 2,040 2%
Violent Crime - Total 4,004 4,117 3%
Burglary* 1,178 1,172 -1%
Motor Vehicle Theft 3,262 3,515 8%
Theft from Auto 8,285 8,690 5%
Theft (Other) 10,928 10,915 0%
Arson 13 4 -69%
Property Crime - Total 23,666 24,296 3%
All Crime - Total 27,670 28,413 3%

*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 2,410

20-Year Homicide Trend

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
226 198 166 160 116 135 162 105 104* 88

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

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
108 132 144 186 181 169 196 198 248 262

 


*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.