Crime Scene: Crime Statistics

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Decades-old case drives up Pr. George’s homicide count

When John Nucci, 50, died earlier this year, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined complications from 1989 gunshot wounds were to blame.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Pr. George’s police: Hundreds arrested in January enforcement effort

Prince George’s police made 551 arrests and took 54 guns off the streets during a special effort to tamp down on January violence, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Pr. George's crime continues dropping

Crime in Prince George’s County continued its steady decline in the first half of 2010, falling in every major category for an overall deccrease of 6.3 percent compared to the same period last year, authorities announced Wednesday. Propelled by double-digit percentage point drops in robberies, rapes and homicides, violent crime fell by 11.7 percent, authorities said. Property crime, which includes burglary, theft and stolen vehicles, fell by a smaller margin — only 5.3 percent — but authorities highlighted it as significant nonetheless.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/24/2010

Violent crime in District fell in 2009, FBI says

This post had been updated from the original. The FBI released preliminary figures Monday showing that violent crime is down across the nation and in the District, which saw a 7.2 percent overall decline. In the nation's capital, violent crime...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Va. violent crime down in 2009, report says

State police say Virginia saw declines in violent crimes and other offenses in 2009. The Virginia State Police's 2009 Crime in Virginia report says violent crimes fell by 9.7 percent compared to 2008. Motor vehicle and other property thefts and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010

10 questions: Test your bank robbery knowledge

Are you one of those folks who cannot get enough of those video surveillance snapshots from bank stickups? Well, let's see how well you know some of the common aspects of robberies. (The answers below come courtesy of the FBI...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/08/2010

Va. police crackdown nets 7,000 tickets

Plans for police crackdowns often are announced with great fanfare. On Monday, Virginia State Police followed up by revealing the results: More than 7,000 tickets issued over the weekend on Interstates 95 and 81. Called “Operation Air, Land and Speed,”...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2010

D.C., Md. may share sensitive crime data

The District is seeking a blanket court order to share information on juvenile suspects with neighboring Maryland, a move that has been hampered by federal privacy rules governing police and court records but that could also raise civil rights concerns....

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 12/21/2009

Violent crime down, FBI says

A survey of more than 11,700 law enforcement agencies shows that violent crime is continuing to drop across the country, according to the FBI. In the first six months of 2009, murders were down 10%, robberies dropped 6.5% and rapes...

By Maria Glod  |  10:11 AM ET, 12/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/08/2009

Snow puts early end to weekend traffic enforcement

The Virginia State Police planned two days of inceased traffic enforcement on Interstate 66 for Friday and Saturday, but the snow restricted the effort to the first day. On Friday, troopers cited 149 drivers for speeding, 40 for reckless driving...

By Martin Weil  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2009

E-mail enables debate between D.C. resident, police commander

A recent e-mail exchange on a public discussion forum between a D.C. resident and a police commander is an interesting example of something I've written on -- how citizens use technology to respond to public safety issues, and how law...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)