From the MPD listserv:
Good morning all… I wanted to ensure that you all were able to read the Chief’s article from this past weekend…http://wapo.st/1SnQIrg
It clearly denotes the efforts and philosophy of our Department… clearly we want to reduce crime and the FEAR of crime …as the Chief stated we have had challenges this year with homicides however this should not overshadow some of the positive strides we have made…as of November 30th I am proud to say that all Districts have a reduction in overall crime.
1st District -2% overall reduction; robberies have been a challenge this year and have increased by 30%; however burglaries are down over 22%
2nd District -1% overall reduction; burglaries are down over 37% and robberies down 8%
3rd District -6% overall reduction; robberies have recently increased by 7% ; however burglaries are down over 27% and felony assaults down 12%
4th District -8% overall reduction; robberies also have been a challenge but are up by 5% – down from earlier this year by 35%; burglaries are down34% – 4d has made great strides for past two years had double digit percent increase but now down by 8%
5th District -4% overall reduction; robberies are up by 2% but down from earlier this year when they were up 40%; 5d has made great strides for past year 5d had 10% overall increase in crime but now down overall by 4% [emphasis added for BACA residents]
6th District -14% overall reduction and has a 17% reduction overall in violent crime and a 23% reduction in robberies and 12% reduction in burglaries
7th District -2% overall reduction and has a 3% overall reduction in violent crime; homicides have been a challenge but 7d is committed to combat this issue
The Chief continues to ensure we have extra resources to combat the violent crime …we also will continue to partner with not only our other law enforcement agencies but with the other DC Agencies to for further support us with resources and services for our communities!! WE strive to make a difference… please come out to your next PSA or community meeting to discuss your concerns and meet your MPD team.
Posted on MPD Listserv by: “Groomes, Diane (MPD)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>