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DC SafetyNet Forum is an online resource for those concerned about violent crime in Washington, DC.

Info You Can Use

By aggregating information related to violent crime in DC on one website, the goal is to make it easier for those living in or visiting DC to stay informed and safe.  Be sure to check out the monthly In Case You Missed It blog posts, which will feature links to the most important news stories of the previous month.

Crowdsourcing welcome!  Please help improve this site by using the Contact Us page to suggest additional content and to advise of corrections, broken links, etc.

Together, we can help keep each other safer.

Food for Thought

This website will also serve as a “safe place” for respectful and thoughtful discussions. Each month a Guest Blogger will have the opportunity to post his or her opinion about a current issue related to violent crime in DC.  The aim will be to provide food for thought from many perspectives.

Want to be a Guest Blogger and voice your own opinion or suggest a topic for discussion?Submit a proposal using the Contact Us page.


Guest Blogs

GUEST BLOG: A Call to Action: Making the Youth Rehabilitation Act Work for All Residents of DC
Posted on January 28, 2017

The guest blogger is a resident of Capitol Hill. In 2015, her husband was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from the Stadium-Armory Metro Station, a mile and a half from the U.S. Capitol. Their story was featured in an … Continue reading →


In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It: “Second Chance City” Series
Posted on January 1, 2017

The Washington Post “Second Chance City” series examines issues related to repeat violent offenders in the District of Columbia. Continue reading →