Our Changing City: Public Safety
The fourth chapter of the Our Changing City digital feature looks at changes in crime and public safety in Washington, DC. Violent crime has fallen dramatically both nationwide and in DC over the past 20 years. DC's homicide rate has plunged, taking the city far from its days as the nation's "murder capital." And, despite some ups and downs, aggravated assaults and robberies-two major categories of violent crime-are also on the decline.