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Washington, District of Columbia, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 91. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Washington, District of Columbia, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 58. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

  CRIMEWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  Violent Crime  90.931.1
  Property Crime  57.838.1


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