DC homicides up, violent crimes down for 1st quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON — A string of violent crimes ended the last day of March and the first quarter of the year in D.C.

D.C. police reported the following incidents Saturday:

  • Stabbing in the 1900 block of 9th street Northeast around 5:30 p.m.
  • Shooting at Congress and Upsal streets Southeast around 6:30 p.m.
  • Stabbing at 14th and K streets Southeast just before 9 p.m.
  • Shooting in the 600 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast around 9 p.m.
  • Robbery in the 600 block of I Street Southwest just before 11 p.m.

Below is the area where the crimes happened.

The victim in the shooting at Congress and Upsal streets — near the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center — died; and police are looking for a brown or gold Hyundai SUV last seen heading toward Wheeler Road.

D.C. crime statistics for the first quarter of 2018 show that homicides are up by 14 percent from 2017. But overall violent crimes are down 13 percent. A significant decrease was in crimes of assault with a dangerous weapon, which numbered at 463 in the first quarter of 2017 but is down to 19 percent (373) in 2018.



Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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