Crime in Washington, DC, United States

Crime rates in Washington, DC, United States

Level of crime
70.45 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
68.16 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.46 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.30 Moderate
Worries car stolen
52.48 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.79 High
Worries attacked
58.21 Moderate
Worries being insulted
61.08 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
44.52 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.91 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
64.23 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
64.61 High
Problem corruption and bribery
55.66 Moderate

Safety in Washington, DC, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.50 High
Safety walking alone during night
35.98 Low

Contributors: 209

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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Anonymous on Aug 26, 2023:
The areas near the White House, Capitol Hill, National Mall are very safe. However if you ride one or two Metro stops to the north of the previously mentioned government buildings you can find yourself in a quite bad neighborhood and you need to be cautious even during daytime. City definitely worth visiting, the choice of restaurants is just amazing, however if you plan on living there you might want to either live near the government buildings or in the suburbs in Virginia or Maryland which are very safe. The majority of neighborhoods in DC however are NOT safe.