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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 21 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Washington for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Washington in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 157.53% and the city property crime rate in Washington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 101.23%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Washington was lower than the violent crime rate in District of Columbia by 6.85% and the city property crime rate in Washington was lower than the property crime rate in District of Columbia by 2.78%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,029
Arson0
Burglary1,840
Larceny and Theft25,827
Motor Vehicle Theft2,298
Murder and Manslaughter166
Rape342
Robbery2,359
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)38,413
Property Crime29,965
Violent Crime6,896
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,283
Arson0
Burglary1,030
Larceny and Theft28,651
Motor Vehicle Theft1,657
Murder and Manslaughter166
Rape559
Robbery1,854
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)39,771
Property Crime31,323
Violent Crime6,863

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Washington Property Crime

Washington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Washington Crime 2019

Washington Crime 2021

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 2021 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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