Mapping 27 Violent Crimes in or near Hill East in the Past 30 Days
15 Violent Crimes in the same areas during the same time periods in 2014
by Larry Janezich
In the past 30 days, there have been 27 violent crimes in or near Hill East. Details of these crimes have been reported elsewhere in other Capitol Hill News sources. What is lacking is the overall scope of the problem, both in terms of its pervasiveness and location. The following maps take a step toward addressing these issues. The legend on the left side of the maps provide MPD definitions of what constitutes a violent crime.
Ed. Note. Post updated at 5:00pm Thursday. Map annotations now show the number of violent crimes in the area during the same period in 2014. Thanks to readers for pointing out this would be helpful.
Residents can air concerns tonight (Thursday) when the ANC 6B Hill East Task Force meets at 6:30pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue Southeast. CouncilMember Charles Allen will provide community updates and take questions from the Task Force and attendees.
As has been reported elsewhere on CHC, ANC6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven, chair of the Community Outreach Task Force, has undertaken an initiative to renew the principles of community policing by strengthening the relationship between the community and the MPD. One of the deficiencies in the concept of community policing is the apparent total lack of participation and investment in the concept of community policing by community organizations including, Barracks Row Main Street, Capitol Hill BID, CHAMPS, Community Action Group, Community Connections, Capitol Hill Ministries, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Capitol Hill Restoration Society and numerous smaller community organizations – not to mention Capitol Hill media organizations. (See: “PSA Meeting Raises Question: Is Hill East Safe?” here – http://bit.ly/1IoESG)
Next: Crime mapping for Barracks Row and H Street, NE.