PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN YEAR-TO-DATE CASES OF VIOLENT CRIME

-15

-8

0

17%

Biggest drops

Biggest increases

Palisades and Spring Valley

had a fourfold increase in the number of year-to-date cases, but there are only eight cases.

Adams

Morgan

Capitol Hill

and Lincoln Park

Kalorama Heights and Adams Morgan and Capitol Hill and Lincoln Park

also had spikes in violent crime, with increases of 32 percent and 24 percent year-to-date, respectively.

Eastland Gardens and Kenilworth

had the biggest decrease in violent crime, with 71 percent fewer cases.

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.

NUMBER OF INCIDENTS

OF VIOLENT CRIME

YEAR-TO-DATE IN 2015

19

97

139

234

Fewest incidents

Most incidents

Approximate location of at least

one homicide in 2015

Cathedral Heights and Glover Park

had the fewest violent crimes this year, with seven cases.

Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant and Park View

had the most violent crimes this year, with 406 cases. This cluster also had the highest number of

robberies in the District, with 268.

Congress Heights,

Bellevue and Washington

Highlands

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.

Palisades and Spring Valley

PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN YEAR-TO-DATE CASES OF VIOLENT CRIME

had a fourfold increase in the number of year-to-date cases, but there are only eight cases.

-15

-8

0

17%

Biggest drops

Biggest increases

Eastland Gardens and Kenilworth

had the biggest decrease in

violent crime, with

71 percent fewer cases.

Adams

Morgan

Capitol Hill

and Lincoln Park

Kalorama Heights and Adams Morgan and Capitol Hill and Lincoln Park

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.

Cathedral Heights and Glover Park

NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF VIOLENT CRIME YEAR-TO-DATE IN 2015

had the fewest violent crimes this year, with seven cases.

19

97

139

234

Fewest incidents

Most incidents

Approximate location of at least

one homicide in 2015

Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant and Park View

had the most violent crimes this year, with 406 cases. This cluster also had the highest number of robberies in the District, with 268.

Congress Heights, Bellevue and Washington Highlands

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.

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