Wednesday night local Fox news anchor Will Thomas was mugged at gunpoint at Wisconsin and N. Thomas gave up his wallet and was physically unharmed by the assailant.
Within a day of this unfortunate event, GM penned a rebuttal to Harry Jaffe’s missive on the supposed increase in assaults with a deadly weapon across the Second Police District. But what about muggings? Is Thomas’ mugging part of a spike?
As of this time last year Georgetown had experienced 39 robberies. This year that number is 37. In fact, if we keep at this pace, Georgetown will experience the fewest muggings in over four years:
The 2009 stats have been steadily close to but slightly higher than the 2008 stats. That is at least until October when the 2009 numbers leveled off and fell behind the 2008 stats. Both years were significantly below 2006 and 2007.
None of this is to diminish the trauma of each of those 37 people mugged this year, including Thomas. As ANC Commissioner Ed Solomon frequently states “when you’re the victim of a crime, it’s a crime spree to you.” But we should all be happy that the crime numbers are so low.