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Crime Incidents (ASAP)

by DC Metropolitan Police Department


Revision to Crime Data Summary Information
The MPD is committed to providing crime data to our community partners to keep them informed about incidents in the different neighborhoods in DC. At the same time, we are also committed to protecting the privacy of crime victims and the integrity of ongoing investigations. In an effort to balance these objectives the MPD will no longer provide narrative information associated with the crime incidents. Narrative information will be for internal use only.

The following crime information will continue to be available to the public through several websites as well as through the MPD’s community email discussion groups:
  • PSA
  • Criminal Complaint Number (CCN)
  • Block (block address provided; specific addresses are not available)
  • Offense
  • Method
  • Offense
  • Report Date
Individuals interested in getting additional information about a particular incident are encouraged to reach out to their police district commander, their PSA lieutenant, or to attend one of their monthly PSA-Community meetings.

Keywords
About: Government operations, Transparency, Accountability, DC Data warehouse, Crime, Crime incidents, Police, ADW, Assault with a dangerous weapon, Arson, Burglary, Homicide, Robbery, Sex abuse, Stolen auto, Theft, Theft F/auto, Theft from auto, Violent crime, Property crime, Murder, Crime, Events, Sex Assault, Rape, Larceny, DV, MPD
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

DC Index Crime incident locations. The dataset contains a subset of locations and attributes of incidents reported in the ASAP (Analytical Services Application) crime report database by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
Website: http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1239,q,543329.asp

All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC Code Index crime data. Data reflects crimes reported at least two business days before today's date. All statistics are subject to change due to a variety of reasons, such as a change in classification, the determination that certain offense reports were unfounded, or late reporting. Please note that reporting the data almost "real-time" to the public means that there is an expected error rate up to +/- 10% on the preliminary data. The MPDC is working aggressively to improve the accuracy of the historical and current data, and to launch new technology and processes to reduce the error rate in 2008. In the meantime, MPDC has concluded that having this information available to the public is preferable to removing the data entirely from the web.

In addition, the preliminary data do not represent official statistics submitted to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR). All preliminary offenses are coded based on DC Code and not the FBI offense classifications. Any comparisons between DC Code preliminary data and the official crime statistics published by the FBI under the UCR Program are inaccurate and misleading because of expected differences between local and national offense classifications. The MPDC does not guarantee (either expressed or implied) the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. The MPDC will not be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of this information. All data visualizations on maps should be considered approximate, and attempts to derive specific addresses are strictly prohibited. The reports provided by this application include only events that can be mapped. This limitation excludes approximately 3 percent of the data.

As part of Chief Cathy Lanier’s dedication to improving crime data tracking and analysis, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) recently upgraded key data systems. As a result of these upgrades, the crime data for 2006 and 2007 has been changed. All data downloaded through http://crimemap.dc.gov or through any of the Live Data Feeds made available on http://data.octo.dc.gov/ prior to 01/28/2008 should be deleted and replaced with the updated data now available on these sites.

Additionally, it should be noted that individual records of crimes are subject to change as a result of further review and investigation. Anyone downloading data through any of the Live Data Feeds should track and remove records that are flagged as "Removed" in subsequent data downloads.

See Use Constraints and Data Accuracy Report for further details.

Purpose

This dataset has been created by Citywide Data Warehouse program of the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The mission of the Citywide Data Warehouse is to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making; support executive and agency management in the implementation of business processes which will guarantee access to useful and well-organized information for DC government workers, non-governmental organizations, and citizens/the public.

Access constraints

Contact the Citywide Data Warehouse program: CityDW@dc.gov. Any data obtained outside of the Citywide Data Warehouse program are unauthorized copies.

Use constraints

By using data made available here the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the following paragraphs as well as the terms and conditions described under the District portal, http://dc.gov/terms.asp?

Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk.

Applications using data supplied by here must perform the following:
1) Notify the District of Columbia via email at CityDW@dc.gov;
2) Include the following disclaimers on their sites:
"The data made available here has been modified for use from its original source, which is the Government of the District of Columbia. Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk."

Any use of the information for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. The unauthorized use of the words "Metropolitan Police Department," "MPDC," or any colorable imitation of these words or the unauthorized use of the Metropolitan Police Department logo is unlawful. This web page does not, in any way, authorize such use.

Point of contact


Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th Street NW, Suite 930
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Credits

DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Citywide Data Warehouse

Data accuracy

Accuracy: All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC Code Index crime data. Data reflects crimes reported at least two business days before today's date. All statistics are subject to change due to a variety of reasons, such as a change in classification, the determination that certain offense reports were unfounded, or late reporting. Please note that reporting the data almost "real-time" to the public means that there is an expected error rate up to +/- 10% on the preliminary data.

Note: Crimes are reported by hundred block to protect the privacy of the victim. For some locations the assignment of crimes to hundred block is subjective and has not been automated.

Completeness: Data is preliminary and subject to change.

All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC Code Index crime data. Data reflects crimes reported at least two business days before today's date. All statistics are subject to change due to a variety of reasons, such as a change in classification, the determination that certain offense reports were unfounded, or late reporting. Please note that reporting the data almost "real-time" to the public means that there is an expected error rate up to +/- 10% on the preliminary data.

In addition, the preliminary data do not represent official statistics submitted to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR). All preliminary offenses are coded based on DC Code and not the FBI offense classifications. Any comparisons between DC Code preliminary data and the official crime statistics published by the FBI under the UCR Program are inaccurate and misleading because of expected differences between local and national offense classifications. The MPDC does not guarantee (either expressed or implied) the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. The MPDC will not be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of this information. All data visualizations on maps should be considered approximate, and attempts to derive specific addresses are strictly prohibited. The reports provided by this application include only events that can be mapped. This limitation excludes approximately 3 percent of the data.

Horizontal positional accuracy: Uses DC GIS Master Address Repository (MAR) to assign coordinates.

Vertical positional accuracy: N/A

Lineage / Sources

  • ASAP database
    computer program, Location description and attributes
    by Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Current
Lineage / Processes
 
Distribution

Distribution liability
Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk.

Distributed by

Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Entity

CRIME / MPD
Crime Incident Locations

Attributes

  • REPORTDATETIME / MPD
    Date and time of reported crime incident
  • NID / MPD
    Unique identifier assigned by Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
  • CCN / MPD
    Crime control number assigned by MPD
  • SHIFT / MPD
    MPD member's tour of duty associated with the time the report was taken
    • EVN / Evening from 3pm to 11pm
    • MID / Midnight from 11pm to 7am
    • UNK / Unknown
    • DAY / Day from 7am to 3pm
  • OFFENSE / MPD
    Reported crime incident, e.g. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
    • ADW / Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Knowingly or purposely causing serious bodily injury to another person, or threatening to do so; or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, knowingly engaging in conduct that creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causes serious bodily injury. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, knives, other objects, hands and feet.
    • Arson / The malicious burning or attempt to burn any dwelling, house, barn, or stable adjoining thereto, or any store, barn, or outhouse, or any shop, office, stable, store, warehouse, or any other building, or any steamboat, vessel, canal boat, or other watercraft, or any railroad car, the property, in whole or in part, of another person, or any church, meetinghouse, schoolhouse, or any of the public buildings in the District, belonging to the United States or to the District of Columbia.
    • Burglary / Breaking and entering, or entering without breaking, any dwelling, bank, store, warehouse, shop, stable, or other building or any apartment or room, whether at the time occupied or not, or any steamboat, canal boat, vessel, other watercraft, railroad car, or any yard where any lumber, coal, or other goods or chattels are deposited and kept for the purpose of trade, with intent to break and carry away any part thereof or any fixture or other thing attached to or connected with the same.
    • Homicide / Killing of another purposely, in perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate an offense punishable by imprisonment, or otherwise with malice aforethought.
    • Robbery / The taking from another person, or immediate actual possession of another, anything of value, by force or violence, whether against resistance or by sudden or stealthy seizure or snatching, or by putting in fear. This category includes carjackings.
    • Sex Abuse / One of many sexual acts against another, either forcibly or without his/her permission, and/or against a child or someone who is otherwise incapable of communicating unwillingness. The severity ranges from forcible rape to other forms of sexual contact.
    • Stolen auto / Theft of a motor vehicle (any automobile, self-propelled mobile home, motorcycle, truck, truck tractor, truck tractor with semi trailer or trailer, or bus)
    • Theft / Theft of : This includes conduct previously known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by trust, embezzlement, theft of services and false pretenses. The Theft/Other category excludes theft of items from a motor vehicle or the motor vehicle itself, which are captured under other categories.
    • Theft F/Auto / Theft of items from within a vehicle, excluding motor vehicle parts and accessories.
  • METHOD / MPD
    Weapon or means used in the reported crime incident, e.g. Gun
    • 1 / Burglary 1 - Burglary of a dwelling or other building that is occupied at the time of the event..
    • 1 Armed / Burglary 1 Armed - Committing the act of burglary by use of, or threatening the use of, any pistol or other firearm (or imitation thereof) or other dangerous or deadly weapon (including a sawed-off shotgun, shotgun, machine gun, rifle, dirk, bowie knife, butcher knife, switch-blade knife, razor, blackjack, billy, or metallic or other false knuckles).
    • 2 / Burglary 2 - Burglary of a dwelling or other building that is not occupied at the time of the event.
    • Adult 1st / Sex Abuse. Engaging in or causing another person 18 or older to engage in or submit to a sexual act by (1) Using force against other person; (2) Threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury, or kidnapping; (3) Rendering that other person unconscious; or (4) Administering to that other person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or permission of that other person, a drug, intoxicant, or other similar substance that substantially impairs the ability of that other person to appraise or control his or her conduct.
    • Adult 2nd / Sex Abuse. Engaging in or causing another person 18 or older to engage in or submit to a sexual act (1) By threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear (other than reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury of kidnapping); or (2) Where the person knows or has reason to know that the other person is incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct, declining participation in that sexual act or communicating unwillingness to engage in that sexual act.
    • Adult 3rd / Sex Abuse. Engaging in or causing sexual contact with or by another person 18 or older (1) By using force against that other person; (2) Threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury of kidnapping; (3) Rendering that person unconscious; or (4) Administering to that person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge of permission of that other person, a drug, intoxicant or similar substance that substantially impairs the ability of that other person to appraise or control his/her conduct.
    • Adult 4th / Sex Abuse. Engaging in or causing sexual contact with or by another person 18 or older (1) By threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear (other than reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury of kidnapping); or (2) Where the person knows or has reason to know that the other person is incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct, declining participation in that sexual act or communicating unwillingness to engage in that sexual act.
    • Aggravated Assault / Knowingly or purposely causing serious bodily injury to another person; or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, intentionally or knowingly engaging in conduct that creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causing serious bodily injury.
    • ARS / Arson
    • Arson / The malicious burning or attempt to burn any dwelling, house, barn, or stable adjoining thereto, or any store, barn, or outhouse, or any shop, office, stable, store, warehouse, or any other building, or any steamboat, vessel, canal boat, or other watercraft, or any railroad car, the property, in whole or in part, of another person, or any church, meetinghouse, schoolhouse, or any of the public buildings in the District, belonging to the United States or to the District of Columbia.
    • ASP / Asphyxiation Batton
    • ASPH / Asphyxiation
    • Assault w/intent / Suspect's intent is burglary, however all that occurs is assault.
    • Attempt / Unsuccessful Burglary
    • B&E Vending / Theft of currency or other items from a coin operated device or machine.
    • BFT / Blunt force trauma
    • Bicycle / Theft of another's bicycle, as defined as a human-powered vehicle with wheels designed to transport, by pedaling, one or more persons seated on one or more saddle seats on its frame; or with any attachment to the vehicle designed to transport by pedaling when the vehicle is used on a public roadway, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way. The term "Bicycle" also includes a "tricycle," which is a 3-wheeled human-powered vehicle designed for use as a toy by a single child under 6 years of age, the seat of which is no more than 2 feet from ground level.
    • Car Jacking / Knowingly or recklessly, whether against resistance or by sudden or stealthy seizure or snatching, or by putting in fear, or attempts to do so, taking from another person immediate's actual possession his/her motor vehicle.
    • Car Jacking - Gun / Knowingly or recklessly, by use of any pistol or other firearm, or by putting in fear, or attempts to do so, taking from another person immediate's actual possession his/her motor vehicle.
    • Child 1st / Sex Abuse. Being at least four years older than a child, engaging in a sexual act with that child or causing that child to engage in a sexual act.
    • Child 2nd / Sex Abuse. Being at least four years older than a child, engaging in sexual contact with that child or causing that child to engage in sexual contact.
    • Damage / Damage to property
    • Drowning / Drowning usually a homicide
    • F&V / Robbery force and violence. Robbery by use of, or threatening the use of, strong-arm tactics (personal weapons such as hands, arms, fists, feet, teeth, etc.).
    • Fear / Strong-arming a person. To place someone in fear of.
    • Gun / Robbery by use of, or threatening the use of, any pistol or other firearm
    • Knife / Robbery by use of, or threatening the use of, a knife or other cutting instrument.
    • Not provided / Not provided
    • Other / Other
    • Other armed / Other armed
    • P/P / Robbery pickpocket. Robbery committed by sudden and stealthy seizure of a wallet or other item from another's person either with or without his/her knowledge. If no force is used, this offense will be classified as a theft.
    • PBS / Pocket Book Snatch
    • PSN /
    • Shoplifting / Robbery Shoplifting. A type of larceny
    • Simple / Method of assault not involving injurry
    • Snatch / Robbery committed by sudden and stealthy seizure of a purse, wallet or other item from another person's possession in his/her presence either with or without his/her knowledge. If no force is used, this offense will be classified as a theft.
    • Stealth / Robbery Stealth. Method for Burglary.
    • Stolen Auto / Theft of a motor vehicle (any automobile, self-propelled mobile home, motorcycle, truck, truck tractor, truck tractor with semi trailer or trailer, or bus)
    • Tags / Theft of tags (license plates) from another's motor vehicle.
    • UNK / Unknown
    • Vagrancy / Disorderly charge. A method for disorderly conduct.
  • LASTMODIFIEDDATE / DCSTAT
    DCSTAT Date of last data load
  • NARRATIVE
    Crime narrative. S1 refers to suspect 1, C1 refers to complainant 1, R refers to the reporter of event. Other abbreviations include
    - UNK=Unknown
    - RPT=Report
    - AWIK=Assault With Intent to Kill
    - ADW=Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    - PWID=Possession With Intent to Distribute
  • LATITUDE / MPD
    Latitude
  • LONGITUDE / MPD
    Longitude
  • CITY / MPD
    City
  • STATE / MPD
    State
  • WARD / DCSTAT
    Ward
  • ANC / DCSTAT
    Advisory Neighborhood Commission
  • SMD / DCSTAT
    Single Member District
  • DISTRICT / DCSTAT
    District
  • PSA / DCSTAT
    Police Service Area
  • NEIGHBORHOODCLUSTER / DCSTAT
    Neighborhood Cluster
  • HOTSPOT2006NAME / DCSTAT
    Hotspot name for 2006
  • HOTSPOT2005NAME / DCSTAT
    Hotspot name for 2005
  • HOTSPOT2004NAME / DCSTAT
    Hotspot name for 2004
  • BUSINESSIMPROVEMENTDISTRICT / DCSTAT
    Business Improvement District

    Metadata

    FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 06/26/2007

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    D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

    441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
    Washington DC, 20001, USA

    fax: 202.727.5660
    hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm