Crime in D.C. schools
Last April, TBD reporter Sarah Larimer filed a Freedom of Information Act request to D.C. police for all records of incident reports at public and private schools in the District going back to 2009. This past August, after Larimer took a job at Grantland.com, the documents started to roll in. The police sent TBD a document listing every incident (PDF) as well as hundreds of individual incident reports. They’re presented here with all original spelling intact and only the names of suspects and victims redacted in the rare cases that they’ve been left in. Some of the reports are heartbreaking, some are bizarre, and more than you’d think involve weaponized tape dispensers. There are lots of banal incidents, and a couple that should probably be feature stories (like this one). You can download the original spreadsheet we made here or sort these data yourself in the table below.
–Data wrangling by Andrew Beaujon, Caroline Smith, and Ryan O'Malley.
|Event Date sort||Complaint No. sort||Police District sort||School sort||Event Type sort|
|4/29/2010||10057204||5D||Spingarn High School||Theft II|
|Weapons: None Specified Property: Stolen: Purse, briefcase, wallet, backpack - Gucci, Cell Phone - Sprint Instinct, Credit/Debit Card - Visa/PCN/Naval Federal, Check, money order - PNC Checkbook||Description: C-1 reports on the above date and time suspect(s) unknown walked into Room 120 and stole the purse containing the listed property inside from off of the table and ran out of the room into the hallway and out of door #5. Permanent link|