The bad news is crime is up in Penn Quarter over September (though there is an extra day in October--and that day is Halloween), the good news is violent crime is down.
Here is a map of where the crime is occurring, courtesy of the Metropolitan Police Department (click to enlarge):
There were no reports of homicide, sex abuse, arson, or assault with a gun either month. Robberies without a gun dropped from 6 incidents to only 3. Assault with a dangerous weapon (other than a gun) stayed steady at 3 incidents. There was one burglary, 19 thefts (not from an auto), 11 thefts from an auto, and 2 stolen vehicles.
As a frame of reference, the Washington Post publishes this chart, which compares the risk of crime in Penn Quarter compared to the National Average, which of course includes a lot of rural areas: