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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 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Washington for 2015 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Washington in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 204.46% and the city property crime rate in Washington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 62.14%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Washington was lower than the violent crime rate in District of Columbia by 5.29% and the city property crime rate in Washington was lower than the property crime rate in District of Columbia by 4.63%.

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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

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,399
Arson50
Burglary3,519
Forcible Rape236
Larceny and Theft22,196
Motor Vehicle Theft3,549
Murder and Manslaughter88
Robbery3,725
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)37,762
Property Crime29,314
Violent Crime7,448
2015 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,641
Arson57
Burglary3,523
Forcible Rape166
Larceny and Theft22,791
Motor Vehicle Theft1,832
Murder and Manslaughter53
Robbery4,085
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)36,635
Property Crime28,187
Violent Crime6,945

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Washington Property Crime

Washington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Washington Crime 2012

Washington Crime 2015

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 2015 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

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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