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Crime rate in Washington, District of Columbia (DC): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


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Crime rates in Washington by year

Type

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
264
(46.2)
248
(44.0)
198
(35.8)
195
(35.4)
169
(29.1)
181
(30.8)
186
(31.4)
143
(23.8)
132
(21.9)
108
(17.5)
88
(13.9)
103
(15.9)
105
(15.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
262
(45.9)
273
(48.5)
218
(39.4)
165
(30.0)
182
(31.3)
192
(32.6)
186
(31.4)
150
(25.0)
184
(30.6)
172
(27.8)
236
(37.3)
393
(60.8)
470
(71.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,731
(653.5)
3,836
(680.9)
3,057
(552.3)
3,502
(636.1)
3,604
(619.7)
3,985
(677.4)
4,154
(701.9)
3,998
(666.7)
3,914
(650.5)
3,756
(607.8)
3,725
(589.1)
3,660
(566.2)
3,231
(490.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4,854
(850.2)
4,482
(795.5)
3,863
(697.9)
3,854
(700.1)
4,453
(765.7)
3,566
(606.2)
3,609
(609.8)
3,295
(549.5)
3,238
(538.1)
2,949
(477.2)
3,399
(537.5)
3,724
(576.1)
4,004
(607.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5,167
(905.1)
4,670
(828.9)
3,943
(712.3)
3,571
(648.7)
3,826
(657.9)
3,920
(666.3)
3,781
(638.9)
3,696
(616.4)
4,224
(702.0)
3,849
(622.8)
3,519
(556.5)
3,314
(512.6)
3,463
(525.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20,903
(3,661.4)
17,362
(3,081.7)
13,756
(2,485.2)
14,162
(2,572.5)
15,132
(2,602.1)
16,476
(2,800.7)
18,787
(3,174.4)
18,012
(3,003.7)
18,050
(2,999.7)
20,124
(3,256.3)
22,196
(3,510.2)
23,108
(3,574.6)
25,881
(3,928.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9,168
(1,605.9)
9,549
(1,694.9)
8,136
(1,469.9)
7,467
(1,356.4)
7,057
(1,213.5)
7,323
(1,244.8)
6,191
(1,046.1)
5,299
(883.7)
4,864
(808.3)
4,339
(702.1)
3,549
(561.3)
3,147
(486.8)
3,683
(559.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
109
(19.1)
N/A81
(14.6)
61
(11.1)
34
(5.8)
63
(10.7)
51
(8.6)
55
(9.2)
49
(8.1)
61
(9.9)
50
(7.9)
N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5)779.4754.6631.3638.1625.9626.7631.9571.8565.6528.3529.4545.4557.4

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of District of Columbia and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Washington, District of Columbia as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Washington to the number of sex offenders is 45,166 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


See how dangerous Washington, DC is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Washington:

557.4
Mount Rainier:

351.5
Brentwood:

82.2
Cottage City:

397.3
Colmar Manor:

233.4
North Brentwood:

282.4
Hyattsville:

472.7
Takoma Park:

275.8
Bladensburg:

464.6
Violent crime rate in 2014
Washington:

609.8
U.S. Average:

202.6

Violent crime rate in 2013
Washington:

620.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Washington:

587.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Washington:

565.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Washington:

625.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Washington:

636.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Washington:

701.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Washington:

688.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Washington:

731.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Washington:

718.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Washington:

688.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Washington:

817.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Washington:

832.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2014
Washington:

360.3
U.S. Average:

232.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Washington:

331.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Washington:

346.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Washington:

367.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Washington:

384.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Washington:

379.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Washington:

414.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Washington:

430.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Washington:

414.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Washington:

431.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Washington:

455.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Washington:

536.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Washington:

565.6
U.S. Average:

336.9

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4,368 (3,935 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.97
District of Columbia average:

6.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4,403 (3,976 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.15
District of Columbia average:

7.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4,332 (3,867 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.12
District of Columbia average:

6.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4,299 (3,818 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.18
District of Columbia average:

6.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 4,477 (3,945 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.56
District of Columbia average:

6.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 4,613 (4,052 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.76
District of Columbia average:

7.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 4,637 (4,030 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.81
District of Columbia average:

7.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 4,494 (3,907 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.64
District of Columbia average:

7.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 4,342 (3,799 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.49
District of Columbia average:

7.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 4,278 (3,757 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.45
District of Columbia average:

7.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 4,372 (3,787 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.53
District of Columbia average:

7.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 4,182 (3,515 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.08
District of Columbia average:

6.94


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Washington

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