Violent Crime on Capitol Hill Jumps In Past 30 Days
PSA 107 Meets Thursday Night – 7:00pm – S.E. Library
by Larry Janezich
Violent crime statistics in the heart of Capitol Hill – the home of PSA 107 – jumped in the past 30 days over the previous 30 days.
The PSA saw an increase in violent crime to 15 incidents in the period from October 4 to November 3, up from 5 during the period from September 4 to October 3.
The PSA saw the biggest increase in robberies both with and without a gun, as the MPD crime maps below show. In addition, there was an increase in assaults with and without a gun.
MPD District 1 also saw an increase in violent crime to 95 incidents during the period from October 4 to November 3, up from 66 during the period from September 4 to October 3.
The increase in violent crime was most evident in robberies with a gun: other categories seeing increases included homicides, sex abuse, and robberies excluding gun. There was a slight decrease in assaults.
MPD District 1 has arrested at least two groups of individuals who they believe are responsible for many of the robberies. Those individuals are reported to have come to Capitol Hill from MPD District Six. City officials and citizens groups have both been increasingly active lately in seeking ways to address the crime issues.
The MPD crime map can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/1MJBzSx