The Georgetowner:

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, announced Jan. 26 the Justice Department will be dedicating new resources to combating carjackings and the rise in violent crime in the nation’s capital. “Last year, we saw an encouraging decline in violent crime in many parts of the country, but there is much more work to do – including here in the District of Columbia,” Garland said in a Jan. 26 press release.

According the The Washington Examiner, Washington, D.C., “ended 2023 with a 26 percent increase in overall crime compared to last year,” per MPD and D.C. data. And, “that included a 39 percent increase in violent crime, and carjackings rose for the sixth year in a row, totaling 959 reported incidents.”