District Homicide Rate Passes 2007 Total - NBC4 Washington

District Homicide Rate Passes 2007 Total

Total now at 183

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    The District's homicide rate for 2008 has surpassed the 2007 number.

    The District's homicide rate recently surpassed the total for all of 2007, and has increased for the second straight year.

    The total is now at 183 after a man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the 1600 block of 11th Street NW.

    Homicides have dropped in the District since an all-time high of 479 in 1991.  In 2006, the number dropped to 169, but climbed to 181 in 2007 and now to 183 so far this year.

    As of Dec. 10, police have recovered 2,416 weapons in the District, compared to a total of 2,932 last year.

    D.C. Homicide Rate

    2008:  183 (through Dec. 16)
    2007:  181
    2006:  169
    2005:  196
    2004:  198
    2003:  248
    2002:  262
    2001:  232
    2000:  242
    1999:  241
    1998:  260
    1997:  301
    1996:  397
    1995:  361
    1994:  399
    1993:  454
    1992:  443
    1991:  479
    1990:  472
    1989:  434
    1988:  369

    Firearm Recoveries

    2008:  2,416 (through Dec. 10)
    2007:  2,932
    2006:  2,655
    2005:  2,344
    2004:  2,065
    2003:  1,982
    2002:  1,931