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Man Violently Robbed in Hill East

by Andrew Ramonas — June 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm 1,569 4 Comments

100 block of 15th Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 3:25 p.m.) Five people attacked and robbed a man in Hill East Monday night.

The robbery happened about 10 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of 15th Street SE, near Independence Avenue SE, police said.

The suspects approached the man from behind, hit him and fled with some of his possessions, according to authorities.

Police didn’t have any descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

  • sbc

    Is it just me or is crime, especially violent crime, increasing lately? And around Hill East/Atlas/whatever area?

    • Crime down, violence up!

      “Violent Crime” in Police District 1 is up by 7.41% year over year for the period of 1 January through 24 June. (297 reported in 2014 v. 319 reported in 2015). Robbery (both with and without guns) is up pretty significantly in that time period as are assaults involving a gun. Murders, sex abuse, and assault without a gun are all down. In Police Service District 108, where this occurred, for the same time period, violent crime is up 17.4% (54 reported in 2015 vs. 46 reported in 2014) Robberies and assaults with guns are up, but assaults without guns are down. http://crimemap.dc.gov/Report.aspx

      Good news, total crime in District 1 (and Service District 108), including property crime, is down overall.

      Your perception is correct, although you may think it much worse based on attentional/availability bias or frequency illusion.

      • Brendan Fitzpatrick

        Crime definiately seems to be up, just on this block alone in the last couple of months….

      • sbc

        Thank you, kind stranger. Ridiculously helpful. My unsolicited 2¢: More summer and family programs to keep people occupied and foster personal/academic/professional growth, and reform and invest in the penal system to convert criminals into productive citizens rather than destroy any chance at future success.

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