Reported Annual Crime In Columbia Heights

StatisticReportedincidentsColumbia Heights/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleDistrict of Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,4435,764 (estimate)5,7195,9452,860
StatisticReportedincidentsColumbia Heights/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleDistrict of Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder162n/a24.124.14.9
Rape494n/a73.573.538.6
Robbery3,404n/a506.4556.7101.9
Assault4,024n/a598.6614.8237.8
Violent crime8,0841,212 (estimate)1,2031,269373
Burglary2,971n/a442.0442.0491.4
Theft24,194n/a3,599.13,748.71,775.4
Vehicle theft3,194n/a475.1485.5220.2
Property crime30,3594,552 (estimate)4,5164,6762,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia Heights is 102% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.79 daily crimes that occur in Columbia Heights.
  • Columbia Heights is safer than 21% of the cities in the District of Columbia.
  • In Columbia Heights you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Washington has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia Heights (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia Heights

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia Heights is 1 in 83
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia Heights is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia Heights is 1 in 18

Year Over Year Crime In Washington (per 100,000 people)

Washington police department

ItemColumbia HeightsWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4,3324,332
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a6.96.9

Sex offenders in District of Columbia

StateTotal offendersDistrict of Columbia /100KNational /100K
District of Columbia980185222
There are a total of 980 sex offenders in District of Columbia. This yields a total of 185 sex offenders in District of Columbia per 100,000 residents which is 17% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brentwood, MD3,10731281312
Garrett Park, MD1,09064325389
Somerset, MD1,14864325389
Kensington, MD1,90964325389
Chevy Chase, MD2,90772363435
Washington, DC633,7361,2034,5165,719

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Denver, CO633,7776743,5304,204
Seattle, WA637,8505995,5226,121
Boston, MA639,5947072,3163,023
Nashville, TN624,2617023,3674,068
Baltimore, MD622,2711,5364,9806,516
Washington, DC633,7361,2034,5165,719
Source: The Columbia Heights, Washington, DC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.