Browse District Of Columbia Police Arrest Records Directory

The DMV, District of Columbia, with its 646,449 residents, keeps police busy, with 7864 arrests in 2014. Among those arrests were 0 for prostitution, 389 for drug abuse violations, 10 for DUI and 0 for murder and non-negligent manslaughter. How does it compare to national statistics? There were nearly 100,000 arrests nationwide for violent crimes in these categories reported by the FBI in 2012, and three large states: California, Texas and Florida each log as many as 1,000 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughter each year while those with the lowest violent crime rates are small states like South Dakota, Wyoming, Maine, Hawaii and Vermont, each with fewer than 24 such arrests in 2012. That's similar to non-rape sex crime arrests, which were TABLE 69 SEX CRIMES in District of Columbia and in the thousands in big states like California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin (but California has many more than most with over 9,700 sex crime arrests in 2014). In District of Columbia property crimes accounted for 110 arrests in 2014, including 119 thefts, 0 burglaries and 14 reports of buying, selling or receiving stolen property. The overall violent crime rate in 2012 was 1244 per 1,000 residents in District of Columbia, according to the FBI.

District Of Columbia Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in District Of Columbia in 2016 increased by 2.42% compared to 2015 and is higher than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 8,084 to 7,711 while non-violent crime increased by 4.29% from 30,359 to 31,661.

5 Crimes In District Of Columbia 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 26,402
Aggravated assault 3,897
Robbery 3,149
Motor vehicle theft 2,899
Burglary 2,360

Safest Cities in District Of Columbia

Are you planning a move to District Of Columbia? Here are the safest cities in District Of Columbia with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in District Of Columbia is 1 out of 88 down by 0.06% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Washington and safest city to encounter a property crime is Washington.

City Crime Rate
Washington 58

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in DC decreased by 4.61% from 2015 and increased by 10.39% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 6,985 to 7,711. In 2016 violent crimes in DC was 141.23% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in District Of Columbia is 1.132%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in District Of Columbia increased by 4.29% from 2015 and increased by 11.83% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 28,312 to 31,661. In 2016 property crimes in DC was 63.52% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 4.648%.

How District Of Columbia stands up against other states

District Of Columbia vs. Alaska

You’ll be in more danger in District Of Columbia compared to Alaska. Alaska had an 6.61% lower crime rate than District Of Columbia. North Dakota scored the lowest with a 47.93% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in Alaska. Larceny rates of 3,876 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 2,054 per 100,000 people and higher than average 3,255 in Alaska.

District Of Columbia vs. North Dakota

You’ll be in more danger in District Of Columbia compared to North Dakota. North Dakota had an 47.93% lower crime rate than District Of Columbia. Vermont scored the lowest with a 63.34% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Assault rates of 572 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 284 per 100,000 people and higher than average 191 in North Dakota. Larceny rates of 3,876 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 2,054 per 100,000 people and higher than average 1,997 in North Dakota.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in District Of Columbia is 0.7% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.84 daily crimes that occur in District Of Columbia.
  • District Of Columbia is riskier than Alaska.
  • In District Of Columbia you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in District Of Columbia have increased by 2.42%.