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Posted at 8:00 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Georgetown's summer crime increase

By Topher Mathews

Last week, Georgetown Metropolitan explored the third-quarter crime numbers and concluded that crime was up in Georgetown this past summer. A reader helpfully pointed out that GM was comparing the crime numbers from the third quarter only to the second quarter. Doesn’t crime always tick up during the summer, and would this not explain the increase for this year?

Fair enough, so GM went back and recrunched the numbers comparing this past quarter to the third quarters from the prior four years, and the conclusion hasn’t changed: This was a bad summer for crime in Georgetown.

And in most of the crime categories, Georgetown recorded its highest or nearly highest numbers this summer. These include robbery, theft, car theft and assaults with a deadly weapon.

There is some good news, however.

Continue reading Topher Mathews's post at

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Topher Mathews  | October 19, 2010; 8:00 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, HotTopic, Local blog network, crime  
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