DC barely makes least safe cities list

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Two decades ago, DC was the murder capital of the year.  This year? We barely made the violent crime list, and we’re ranked behind St Louis (#1, sorry Chris), Detroit (#3), Oakland (#5), Baltimore (#11), and New Orleans (#13).  DC is currently at less than a quarter of the murders from the peak year in 1991, and will likely finish the year well beneath 2009’s total of 143.  Congrats, DC, this is a milestone I think we can all celebrate.

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One thought on “DC barely makes least safe cities list

  1. I would say that while this is good, we are have not turned the corner yet. DC has been hit recently with a rash of crimes, violent and other in areas normally not known for this, Logan Circle for one.
    So while it is good news, I would say we have a way to go.