safety in numbers, kids

The Washington Post has an interesting story today about which neighborhoods have the highest robbery rates in the city.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that muggings in Adams Morgan, U Street, and Columbia Heights spike wildly on Friday and Saturday nights, but the sheer frequency of them startled me. The presence of large numbers of drunk yuppies, I suppose, makes a big difference.

Be sure to check out the graphic, which includes not only a map with the data on it, but also some tips from the Metropolitan PD about how to avoid being mugged, and what to do if you’re being mugged. It all kind of boils down to… don’t be a moron, and remember what your mother used to tell you.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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