Gallery Place has earned two dubious distinctions in the past few days:
For the second year in a row, the metro station earns a place on the top ten list of "most dangerous metro stations," as compiled by The Washington Examiner, and based on the frequency of "part 1" crimes: assault, arson, burglary, homicide, larceny, auto theft, attempted auto theft, rape, and robbery.
It bears noting that Gallery Place has fallen from the number one spot last year to the number 9 spot this year. Nearby L'Enfant Plaza has held steady at number 3.
If you think commuting by foot at Gallery Place is any safer, think again: when DDOT compiled a list of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian crashes over the past 3 years, the intersection at 7th and H made the list.
Of note, the ability to "Barnes Dance" the intersection wasn't available all 3 years of the study, and there's no information on whether or not that's changed the safety of 7th and H.