Editor’s note: Please welcome 6th Street Watch as a new contributor to the Triangle blog.
For the month of January, a total of 32 crimes were reported in PSA 308 (Mt. Vernon Square North of New York Ave.), including five violent crimes and 27 property crimes. Property crimes include burglaries, stolen cars and thefts from cars. To put this in perspective – in comparison to January 2010, violent crime has decreased in the area by 50% and property crime has increased by 69%.
In PSA 101 (the Chinatown area south of New York Ave.), there were a total of 134 property crimes (an increase of 24% from last year) and 25 violent crimes (static from last year).