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District of Columbia Government provides public access to city operational data in an effort to increase transparency. The DC Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA was enacted in 1976 and provides that any person has the right to request access to records. All public bodies of the District government are required to disclose public records, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by exemptions. Included among these are documents that relate to law enforcement activities and documents subject to recognized legal privileges such as the attorney client and work product privileges. Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia is the capital of the United States but is not a part of any U.S. state. The City of Washington, Georgetown, and the remaining unincorporated within the District were consolidated under a single government in 1871, which formed Washington, D.C., as it exists today. The District of Columbia is governed by a mayor and a city council. However, the United States Congress has supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. Criminal histories and records for Washington D.C. residents are maintained by the Metropolitan Police Department. Examine a multitude of public records for the District Of Columbia. Find current information on the demographics of the area and look at the current housing and real estate market. Learn about the education and background history of the people in the nation's capital. Obtain birth or death records from the Department of Health. See for yourself data on the current economy and what it would be like to do business in the District of Columbia area. Follow headlines and ongoing news stories happening now in the District of Columbia. You may request criminal records and police reports from the metropolitan police department. Obtain official background checks of arrests and information on convicted felonies. Investigate the workings of the District of Columbia courts and research court records and case histories. Return to this site often as new sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.
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  • Where can I find information on the September 27th, 2012, police shut down between 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm of the 3400 block of Alabama Avenue South East and Wheeler Road South East District of Colombia?
    Try crime mapping sources; there are several, so you can check different ones if the area you're looking into is not covered by the first one. You can enter the address or city name and look up incidents by block and street.
  • Where can I find in the District of Colombia, who qualifies to get arrest and police reports?
    DC Goverment public documents unit provides arrest and police reports. Following the link https://mpdc.dc.gov/service/police-reportsthere's a link on the left column which will go directly to the type of police report you need to request. Requests can be made by mail or in person. There's a fee waiver for complainants, their spouse or parent/guardian of a minor. Walk-in location for these requests is 300 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 3075, Washington, DC 20001.
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District Of Columbia Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/08/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    7,403
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    166
  • Rape:
    345
  • Robbery:
    2,713
  • Aggravated Assault:
    4,179
  • Total Property Crime:
    30,821
  • Burglary:
    1,843
  • Larceny Theft:
    26,645
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    2,333
District Of Columbia Census Data
  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    601,723
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    572,055
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    5%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    29,664
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    572,059
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    37,144
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    114,036
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    19%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    70,184
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    53%
  • State's white resident population
    231,471
  • State's black resident population
    305,125
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    2,079
  • State's Asian resident population
    21,056
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    302
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    17,316
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    54,749
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    209,464
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    39%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    51%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    35%
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in District Of Columbia
  • Births
    8,864
  • Deaths
    5,188
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    116
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    81%
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of District Of Columbia Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    13%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    14%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    86%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    47%
  • Total number of Veterans
    34,551
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in District Of Columbia
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    29 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    285,135
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    10,293
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    4%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    45%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $440,500
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    60%
  • Total number of households
    250,723
  • Average size of households
    2
  • District Of Columbia Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $40,846
  • Statewide income of median households in District Of Columbia
    $58,906
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $36,732
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $62,484
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    331,952
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    34,015
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    813,734
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    56,755
  • People employed by the government
    248,990
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    72,997,483
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    89,707
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    21,081
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