Democrat-controlled Washington, D.C. has experienced a staggering 27 percent increase in their homicide rate since last year, according to D.C.’s own Metropolitan Department (MPD). The city has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but the laws don’t appear to be stopping the murders.
According to their statistics, homicides are up from 133 from January 1 through August 16, 2022, to 161 from the same date range for the calendar year 2023. Those are not the only crime rates that are up. Sexual abuse cases are up 85 percent, Robbery is up 63 percent, and Arson is up 167 percent.
Democrat-run Washington, DC, has witnessed 166 homicides year-to-date in 2023, a 27 percent increase over the number that had occurred by this time last year.
According to Washington, DC’s, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), there were 166 homicides in the city from January 1, 2023, through August 16, 2023.