Crime Trend in District of Columbia

There were 7,403 violent crimes, 166 murders, 30,821 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in District of Columbia

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 7,403 1049.0 [51]
2018 6,995 997.1 [51]
2017 6,974 1004.9 [52]
2016 8,236 1203.5 [52]
2015 8,531 1269.1 [53]
2014 8,199 1242.6 [53]
2013 8,287 1281.9 [54]
2012 7,866 1241.8 [54]
2011 7,429 1202.1 [55]
2010 8,026 1326.8 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in District of Columbia

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 166 23.5 [51]
2018 160 22.8 [51]
2017 116 16.7 [52]
2016 136 19.9 [52]
2015 162 24.1 [53]
2014 105 15.9 [53]
2013 103 15.9 [54]
2012 88 13.9 [54]
2011 108 17.5 [55]
2010 132 21.8 [55]

The number of robberies in District of Columbia

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 2,713 384.4 [51]
2018 2,415 344.2 [51]
2017 2,623 378.0 [52]
2016 3,500 511.4 [52]
2015 3,742 556.7 [53]
2014 3,497 530.0 [53]
2013 4,078 630.8 [54]
2012 4,037 637.3 [54]
2011 4,093 662.3 [55]
2010 4,325 715.0 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in District of Columbia

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 4,179 592.1 [51]
2018 3,970 565.9 [51]
2017 3,791 546.3 [52]
2016 4,067 594.3 [52]
2015 4,133 614.8 [53]
2014 4,125 625.2 [53]
2013 3,830 592.5 [54]
2012 3,505 553.3 [54]
2011 3,055 494.3 [55]
2010 3,382 559.1 [55]

The number of property crimes in District of Columbia

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 30,821 4367.1 [51]
2018 30,726 4379.7 [51]
2017 29,729 4283.9 [52]
2016 32,377 4731.2 [52]
2015 31,435 4676.2 [53]
2014 34,147 5175.1 [53]
2013 31,083 4808.3 [54]
2012 30,757 4855.7 [54]
2011 29,636 4795.5 [55]
2010 28,802 4761.4 [55]

The number of burglaries in District of Columbia

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 1,843 261.1 [51]
2018 1,788 254.9 [51]
2017 1,809 260.7 [52]
2016 2,361 345.0 [52]
2015 2,971 442.0 [53]
2014 3,466 525.3 [53]
2013 3,316 513.0 [54]
2012 3,519 555.5 [54]
2011 3,850 623.0 [55]
2010 4,233 699.8 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in District of Columbia

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 26,645 3775.4 [51]
2018 26,345 3755.3 [51]
2017 25,333 3650.4 [52]
2016 27,089 3958.4 [52]
2015 25,200 3748.7 [53]
2014 26,898 4076.5 [53]
2013 24,533 3795.0 [54]
2012 23,575 3721.8 [54]
2011 21,330 3451.5 [55]
2010 19,514 3225.9 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in District of Columbia

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 2,333 330.6 [51]
2018 2,593 369.6 [51]
2017 2,587 372.8 [52]
2016 2,927 427.7 [52]
2015 3,264 485.5 [53]
2014 3,783 573.3 [53]
2013 3,234 500.3 [54]
2012 3,663 578.3 [54]
2011 4,456 721.0 [55]
2010 5,055 835.7 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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