Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Shaw crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Shaw crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Washington crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Shaw crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Washington.
StatisticReportedincidentsShaw/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleDistrict of Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime28,4116,960 (estimate)4,2294,3742,324
Violent crime5,0031,062 (estimate)745812370
Vehicle theft3,793n/a564.6577.3282.7
Property crime23,4085,898 (estimate)3,4843,5621,954

Shaw crime map

The Shaw crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Shaw as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Shaw crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Shaw crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Shaw crime rates are 199% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Shaw are 187% higher than the national average
      • In Shaw you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Shaw is safer than 6% of the cities in District of Columbia
      • Year over year crime in Washington has decreased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In Shaw (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shaw

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shaw is 1 in 95
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shaw is 1 in 17
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Shaw is 1 in 15

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

        Washington police department

        Item Shaw Washington District 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

        State Total offenders District of Columbia /100K National /100K
        District of Columbia1,081204266
        There are a total of 1,081 sex offenders in District of Columbia. This yields a total of 204 sex offenders in District of Columbia per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Somerset, MD95256229285
        Cabin John, MD2,27656229285
        Garrett Park, MD84056229285
        Chevy Chase Village, MD1,87162256319
        Kensington, MD2,21262256319
        Chevy Chase town, MD2,94862256319
        Derwood, MD1,64465265330
        Washington, DC701,9747453,4844,229

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Boston, MA689,3266191,8022,421
        Denver, CO715,8781,0706,4287,498
        El Paso, TX679,8793131,3791,692
        Detroit, MI672,3512,0284,4786,506
        Nashville, TN667,0701,1023,8254,927
        Washington, DC701,9747453,4844,229
        Source: The Shaw, Washington, DC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.