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About District Of Columbia Open Public Record

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, Washington, 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 just enter the address or city name and look up incidents by block and street (Staff)
  • 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'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. (Staff)

District Of Columbia Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/19/2021)

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District Of Columbia American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/19/2021)

  • About District Of Columbia ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    District Of Columbia's demographic and housing ACS survey of 633,736 being 0.2 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 47.3% males and 52.7% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About District Of Columbia Selected Social Characteristics
    The District Of Columbia social characteristics data of 267,415 households, which make up 0.23 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 113,596 families with and without children. There are 160,085 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About District Of Columbia Selected Economic Characteristics
    The District Of Columbia American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 536,771 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.22 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 364,334 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About District Of Columbia Selected Housing Characteristics
    District Of Columbia housing characteristics are collected from 300,798 dwellings making up 0.23 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 267,415 or uninhabited 33,383 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 267,415 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.