Mount Pleasant is one of the safest neighborhoods in east of Rock Creek Park. In 2017, in a 1000 foot radius from 18th and Irving Streets, there were only 107 total reported crimes. By comparison, in the same time frame and within the same radius, the intersection of 8th and R Streets NW in the Shaw neighborhood has experienced 233 total reported crimes.
However, just because Mount Pleasant is a relatively safe neighborhood doesn't mean that crime prevention shouldn't be an important issue to the community.
To preserve the low crime rate in Mount Pleasant and to help residents affected by crimes, if elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, I would take the following actions:
Engage with the police regularly to request status updates on investigations into violent crimes that were committed in Mount Pleasant;
Hold the police accountable for their actions and ensure transparency in their operations by continuing to host quarterly meetings between residents and police officers at ANC meetings in Mount Pleasant;
Submit requests to 311 that report street light outages, especially as the darkness at night in the area adjacent to Rock Creek Park may lead to car break-ins and home burglaries.
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