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District Crime Data at a Glance

2019 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*

As of July 19, 2019

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 2018 2019 Percent Change
Homicide 82 88 7%
Sex Abuse 174 110 -37%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 918 864 -6%
Robbery 1,056 1,097 4%
Violent Crime-Total 2,230 2,159 -3%
Burglary 760 703 -8
Motor Vehicle Theft 1,249 1,169 -6%
Theft from Auto 5,381 5,436 1%
Theft (Other) 7,180 7,876 10%
Arson 3 6 100%
Property Crime-Total 14,573 15,190 4%
All Crime-Total 16,803 17,349 3%

 

2018 Year End Crime Data*

Year-end 2018 data accurate as of January 1, 2019.

Offense 2017 2018 Percent Change
Homicide 116 160 38%
Sex Abuse 297 273 -8%
Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon 1,861 1,674 -10%
Robbery 2,180 2,034 -7%
Violent Crime-Total 4,454 4,141 -7%
Burglary 1,532 1,422 -7%
Motor Vehicle Theft 2,412 2,407 -0%
Theft from Auto 10,289 11,639 13%
Theft (Other) 14,503 14,276 -2%
Arson 5 5 0%
Property Crime-Total 28,741 29,749 4%
All Crime-Total 33,195 33,890 2%

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
1,919 1,938 1,330 2,178 1,706 1,870 2,191 1,928

20-Year Homicide Trend

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
160 116 135 162 105 104* 88 108 132 144

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

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
186 181 169 196 248 248 262 232 242 241

 


*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.