Small Number of Blocks Account for Lots of Crime in DC

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Small Number of Blocks Account for Lots of Crime in DC

November 16, 2010

Abstract

This brief looks at crime at the Census block level. Most crime is concentrated in a relatively small number of blocks in the District—in any given year, more than one-quarter of the crimes occur in just five percent of the blocks. The largest clusters of high crime blocks are found in the center of the city and on the eastern edge of the city, in the Third, Sixth, and Seventh Police Districts.

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