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In 2018, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Department launched a new and improved tool to search, analyze, and visualize crime data in the District of Columbia. After more than one year of tandem use of both DC Crime Cards and the legacy crime data application, the MPD and OCTO will retire Crime Map before the end of 2020. Users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Crime Cards, using this resource document as reference, if needed.

DC Police Crime Mapping

The Police Department's crime mapping application provides a comprehensive resource for information on crimes throughout the District of Columbia. For more information on how to interpret the results, please refer to MPD's disclaimer.

This application supplies detailed information and maps that are specific to type of crime, frequency, location and date of occurrence. To examine crime in a specific area of interest:

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Periodically, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) conducts a comprehensive assessment of our patrol boundaries to ensure optimal operations. MPD recently engaged in an evaluation and update of our boundaries, taking into account current workload, anticipated population growth, economic development, and community needs. Overarching goals for the 2019 realignment effort include: optimal availability of police resources, officer safety and wellness, and efficient delivery of police services. These changes took effect on 1/10/2019. For more details regarding specific patrol boundary realignment changes, please refer to the MPD Police Boundary Update website here.

This website allows the public to query the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) database for reported crime statistics. We are pleased to make this resource available to the public.

On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, the MPDC implemented a new records management system called Cobalt. The offense categories presented within this application have remained the same; however, all statistics are subject to change due to a variety of reasons, such as a changes in classification, the determination that certain offense reports were unfounded, or late reporting.

Please note that the Sex Abuse category represents a subset of the most serious sexual abuse cases reported to MPD.

All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC criminal code offense definitions. The data do not represent official statistics submitted to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR) or National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). All preliminary offenses are coded based on DC criminal code and not the FBI offense classifications. Please understand that any comparisons between MPD preliminary data as published on this website and the official crime statistics published by the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) are inaccurate and misleading. 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.

Getting the Most of the Crime Mapping Application
The advanced features on the crime mapping application provide a substantial amount of information about crime incidents that have been reported in the District of Columbia. This basic, one-page tutorial explains how to get a quick tabular report and how to download more detailed information.

If you have any comments or suggestions about DC CrimeMap, please email the Metropolitan Police Department.