Best Home Security Companies in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C was formally called the District of Columbia and is often simply called D.C.. It is the capital of the United States and was approved for creation in 1790 by the Residence Act. The Constitution provides for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the congress and the district is therefore not a part of any U.S. City. Virginia and Maryland each donated land to form the federal district which included Georgetown and Alexandria. The city was named after President George Washington. The city was founded in 1791. All three branches of the U.S Government are centered in Washington D.C.
D.C.'s population is roughly 672,228 people according to recent Census estimates. During the workweek, commuters from Maryland and Virginia raise the population to over 1 million. The greater D.C. area is home to some 6 million people making it the 6th largest metro area in the United States.
Washington D.C. has some of the highest crime rates in the nation. in 2014 for every 100,000 residents 1,185 were victims of violent crime, 15 were murdered, 71 were raped, 490 were robbed, 607 assaulted, 5,012 were victims of property crime, 525 burglarized and 3,928 were victims of larceny/theft.
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