Po­lice: City hav­ing least vi­o­lent sum­mer in 10 years

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

The District’s po­lice chief says the city has seen its most peace­ful sum­mer in a decade.

Metropoli­tan Po­lice Chief Peter New­sham said a com­par­i­son of the last 30 days to the same pe­riod in 2016 shows the city is see­ing its low­est num­ber of vi­o­lent crimes in 10 years.

Ac­cord­ing to Metropoli­tan Po­lice De­part­ment statis­tics, the num­ber of vi­o­lent crimes dropped roughly 25 per­cent be­tween the two sum­mers.

Chief New­sham posted statis­tics on Twit­ter show­ing that 2016 had more than 500 vi­o­lent of­fenses from June 8 to Aug. 6, while there were nearly 380 over the same pe­riod this year.


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