DC Crime

Washington, DC – New nationwide crime data released yesterday by the FBI showed an increase in overall crime in Washington, DC in 2002, and confirmed that the District was the per-capita “Murder Capital” last year, according to an analysis conducted by SafeStreetsDC.com, a public safety watchdog.

DC Crime Up in 6 of 8 Categories
DC saw an increase in six of the eight crime categories monitored by the FBI for 2002, including 5% increases each in aggravated assaults, burglaries and arsons, a 14% increase in murders, a 15% increase in auto thefts, and a whopping 50% increase in forcible rapes. The only categories seeing a decrease were a 1.2% drop in robberies, and a 6% drop in larcenies/thefts.