Washington, DC Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Washington and District of Columbia

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Washington experienced 8084 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 4,024 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 1269.1 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by vehicle thefts and burglary. Note that in District of Columbia, the most common property crime was larceny with 24,194 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Washington:


Washington Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 25th
  • Violent Crimes: 15th (202nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (187th per 100k)
  • Rape: 18th (699th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 16th (535th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 13th (52nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 22nd (886th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 49th (2,635th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 14th (798th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 25th (384th per 100k)

In District of Columbia (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 672,228
  • Households: 273,390
  • Median Income: $70,848.00
  • Land Area: 61.145 miles2
  • Water Area: 7.194 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Washington, DC Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 105 162
Rape 470 494
Agg. Assault 4004 4024
Robbery 3231 3404
Burglary 3463 2971
Vehicle Thefts 3683 3194
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Washington, DC in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 162
Rape 494
Aggravated Assault 4024
Robbery 3404

Property Crimes in Washington, DC in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2971
Larceny 24194
Motor Vehicle Theft 3194
Arson 0

Arson in Washington, DC

Year Arson
2006 34
2007 63
2008 51
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

Rape in Washington, DC

Year Rape
2006 182
2007 192
2008 186
2013 0
2014 470
2015 494

District of Columbia Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 8199 8531
Murder 105 162
Rape 824 860
Agg. Assault 4125 4133
Robbery 3497 3742
Property Crimes 34147 31435
Burglary 3466 2971
Larceny 26898 25200
Vehicle Thefts 3783 3264
Arson 0 0

Arson in the state of District of Columbia

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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