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Total crime 173%
Violent crime 204%
Property crime 167%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth West/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleDistrict of Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36,8616,790 (estimate)5,2235,4162,489
Murder166n/a23.523.55.0
Rape342n/a48.548.942.6
Robbery2,359n/a334.3384.481.6
Assault4,029n/a570.9592.1250.2
Violent crime6,8961,153 (estimate)9771,049379
Burglary1,840n/a260.7261.1340.5
Theft25,827n/a3,659.53,775.41,549.5
Vehicle theft2,298n/a325.6330.6219.9
Property crime29,9655,637 (estimate)4,2464,3672,110

Key findings

  • South West crime rates are 173% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South West are 204% higher than the national average
  • In South West you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South West is safer than 12% of the cities in District of Columbia
  • Year over year crime in Washington has not changed

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      Daily Crime In South West (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South West

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South West is 1 in 87
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South West is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South West is 1 in 15

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

      Washington police department

      ItemSouth WestWashingtonDistrict 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 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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Occoquan, VA94790180271
      Mason Neck, VA2,13733258290
      Ravensworth, VA2,17538297334
      Somerset, MD1,21564274337
      Garrett Park, MD1,05864274337
      Cabin John, MD1,95864274337
      Kensington, MD2,11171306377
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9016,1288,030
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081
      Nashville, TN643,7711,0734,0415,114
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223
      Source: The South West, Washington, DC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.