The Georgetown neighborhood and surrounding areas had the second highest number of reported serious sexual assaults in 2010, according to a recent report by The Examiner.
Overall, the District had a 46 percent increase in the amount of serious sexual assaults in D.C. There were 63 more assaults reported in 2010 than the 137 that occurred in 2009.
The Second District, which Georgetown is a part of, had an increase from 9 to 24—a 167 percent increase.
Despite the large increase, the First District—which includes the Capitol and Verizon Center area—had the most serious sexual assaults in 2010.
Metropolitan Police Department numbers of sexual assaults indicate smaller percentile increases than The Examiner’s report, however, according to The Georgetown Dish this is because MPD does not differentiate between misdemeanor sexual assaults and forced sexual contact in its reporting.