also had spikes in violent crime, with increases of
32 percent and
24 percent year-to-date, respectively.
The absolute number of violent crime incidents is highest in areas east of Rock Creek Park, a traditional divide for crime in the District. Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant and Park View have the highest number of incidents this year, surpassing Congress Heights, Bellevue and Washington Heights, which had the highest number of incidents this time last year.
had the most violent crimes this year, with 406 cases. This cluster also had the highest number of robberies in the District, with 268.
had the second-most violent crimes, with 375 cases. This cluster had the highest number of both assaults and homicides in the District, with 13
homicides and 182 cases of assault.