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Washington Crime Rate Report (District of Columbia)

Washington crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Washington for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Washington in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 207.47% and the city property crime rate in Washington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 53.31%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Washington was lower than the violent crime rate in District of Columbia by 6.7% and the city property crime rate in Washington was lower than the property crime rate in District of Columbia by 5.63%.

Property and Violent Crime
Washington Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Washington Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Washington Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,238
Arson49
Burglary4,224
Forcible Rape184
Larceny and Theft18,050
Motor Vehicle Theft4,864
Murder and Manslaughter132
Robbery3,914
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)35,586
Property Crime27,138
Violent Crime7,468
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,196
Arson10
Burglary3,067
Forcible Rape132
Larceny and Theft15,633
Motor Vehicle Theft3,565
Murder and Manslaughter85
Robbery4,087
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)30,695
Property Crime22,247
Violent Crime6,500

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Washington Property Crime

Washington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Washington Crime 2010

Washington Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Washington Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Washington Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Washington, District of Columbia crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Washington crime report data for 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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