As we do at the beginning of each month, Penn Quarter Insider has (with the help of MPD) compiled the crime statistics for the previous month in Penn Quarter.
The good news: December brought figures showing a 37% decrease in violent crime compared to December 2009.
The bad news: We saw a 14% increase in property crime, and a 4% increase in total crime.
There was only one robbery with a gun and 10 without a gun. No assaults with a gun, and only 5 with some other weapon.
On the property side, both burglaries and thefts from autos surged by over 200%. But stolen vehicles declined by 33%.
Here is a map detailing where the thefts from autos occurred, where you can see a large concentration in the heart of Penn Quarter:
Here is another map showing every instance of crime: