A Rising Tide of Crime in the District

By Colbert King, Washington Post - October 5, 2015

What do 125 victims of assault with a dangerous weapon, 43 victims of aggravated assault, 140 assaulted D.C. police officers, 388 burglary and robbery victims and 26 victims of sex offenses have in common? All of the offenses against them occurred in the District last year and were committed by youths under 18 at the time of their arrest.

Criminal behavior by D.C. juveniles is an acute problem. It shows up in arrest statistics in the D.C. police department’s 2014 annual report.

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