The region, which includes NoMa and the H Street corridor, had 69 gun crimes from Jan. 1 to July 31, according to a District, Measured report released yesterday. The sum is more than double the 32 gun crimes during the same period last year.
The southeast Capitol Hill region, except for Navy Yard, also has seen a jump in gun crime.
The area, which includes Hill East, Barracks Row and Eastern Market, had 41 gun crimes from Jan. 1 to July 31, the report shows. The tally is more than double the 17 gun crimes during the same period last year.
Aside from the northeast Capitol Hill area, only the Brightwood Park, Petworth and Crestwood neighborhoods had more gun violence than the southeast Capitol Hill region.
The spike is gun crime is not unique to these neighborhoods. Data shows that crimes with guns have increased 20 percent throughout the District. Out of 39 neighborhood clusters reviewed by District, Measured, 22 of them saw an increase in gun crimes.
Navy Yard and Southwest are among the neighborhoods that haven’t experienced an influx in gun violence this year, according to the report.
Southwest had 12 gun crimes from Jan. 1 to July 31. During the same period last year, it had 20 such crimes.
Navy Yard had two gun crimes from Jan. 1 to July 31. The neighborhood had three such crimes during the same period last year.
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