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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 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Washington for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Washington in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 185.09% and the city property crime rate in Washington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 89.66%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Washington was lower than the violent crime rate in District of Columbia by 6.12% and the city property crime rate in Washington was lower than the property crime rate in District of Columbia by 3.22%.

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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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,897
ArsonN/A
Burglary2,360
Larceny and Theft26,402
Motor Vehicle Theft2,899
Murder and Manslaughter138
Rape527
Robbery3,149
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)40,109
Property Crime31,661
Violent Crime7,711
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,017
Arson0
Burglary2,567
Larceny and Theft28,563
Motor Vehicle Theft1,502
Murder and Manslaughter101
Rape594
Robbery3,012
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)41,068
Property Crime32,620
Violent Crime7,725

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Washington Property Crime

Washington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Washington Crime 2016

Washington Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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