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Halloween, crime, and Georgetown

At the ANC meeting Monday night, Ed Solomon reported that Georgetown is experiencing a crime spike. GM’s crunched the numbers recently and concluded for himself that, yes, crime did tick up in the third quarter. But he was curious to know whether there’s a particular spike in crime in and around Halloween. So he went back and recrunched the numbers, this time he looked at crime on Halloween weekend (for the sake of clarity he chose the weekend before Halloween when it fell on a Mon-Wed, and the weekend after if it fell on a Thursday or Friday; in either case he looked at Fri-Sun for the numbers). Looking back to 2006, this is what he found out:

Theft ADW Robbery Burglary Theft f Auto Sex Abuse Total 2006 8 1 0 0 5 0 14 2007 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 2008 6 0 3 1 2 0 12 2009 10 0 0 1 2 1 14 2010 8 1 1 1 0 0 11 Average 8.4 0.4 0.8 0.6 2.2 0.2 12.6 Crime has been very consistent in Georgetown for Halloween weekend (dare GM call it eerie?) The total number of crimes barely budges year to year, and averages 12.6. Unsurprisingly thefts lead the way, averaging 8.4, while thefts from auto trail far behind second with an average of 2.2. Robberies have been spotty, but burglaries have been been steady over the past three years. Read more