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Hill Crime in 2014: Violent Crime Is Down, Property Crime Is Up

by Andrea Swalec — December 31, 2014 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

First District violent crime, 2013 vs. 2014

Hill residents experienced less violent crime in 2014 but more property crime.

The number of violent crimes reported in 2014 dropped 10 percent since 2013, District Crime map data shows. Only five homicides occurred this year in the First District — which covers Capitol Hill, Hill East, the H Street Corridor and Southwest. Twenty homicides occurred in the First District last year, including the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting. The number of robberies without the use of a gun also dropped, from 370 incidents in 2013 to 283 incidents in 2014.

The number of property crimes reported rose more than 8 percent in the past year, with reports of stolen cars, theft and theft from cars all increasing.

Here’s more data:

First District property crime, 2013 vs. 2014

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