Washington, DC Arrest Records

Washington, DC is among the most violent cities in the USA with 11.32 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 1st safest city in District Of Columbia among the 1 cities.
Washington, DC property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 46.48 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 26,402 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 9.13% compared to 2015.

Washington Crime Rate

Total arrests in Washington 2016 increased by 2.42% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. 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 Washington, DC in 2016 with the Most Arrests

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

Other Cities in District Of Columbia with the Most Arrests

Among the 1 cities in state the most dangerous is Washington with 7,711 violent crimes that’s 100% of total of 7,711. Washington has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is below the state average of 58 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Washington 57.80

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 arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Washington is 1 out of 88 down by 0.06% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Washington and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Washington.

City Arrests
Washington 57.80

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Washington decreased by 4.61% from 2015 and increased by 10.39% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 6,985 to 7,711. In 2016 violent crime rate in Washington was 141.23% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.132%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Washington 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 crime rate in Washington was 63.52% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.648%.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Washington is 0.75% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 15.84 daily crimes that occur in Washington.
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Washington have increased by 2.42%.