Property crime increases in the District
\WASHINGTON (AP) - Property crime is seeing a significant increase across the District for this year.
Burglaries have gone up 18 percent from this time last year. Thefts have gone up 23 percent.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says those crimes have been the biggest problem for authorities in the past six months.
Burglaries in the Dupont Circle area have more than tripled. Thefts have spiked at about 65 percent in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. And in Columbia Heights, police are telling people to put away their smartphones because thieves are snatching them.
Violent crime, however, is down slightly in the District. Gun crimes show a decline, though homicides, at 20 percent, are up from 18 percent at this time last year. Robberies have also increased slightly.
Information from: http://www.washingtonpost.com
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