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The Post tracked all homicides in D.C. between 2000 and 2011 to learn what happened to each case. It found that fewer than a third of the homicides have led to a conviction for murder or manslaughter. Find homicides in your neighborhood and see citywide trends here.

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Neighborhoods

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by homicides from 2000-2011
by homicides in 2011
Carver Langston, NE 7
Northeast Boundary, NE 7
Columbia Heights, NW 5
Kingman Park/Rosedale, NE 5
Petworth, NW 5
Shipley Terrace, SE 5
Trinidad, NE 5
16th Street Heights, NW 4
Washington Highlands, SE 4
Barry Farm, SE 3
Buena Vista, SE 3
Eckington, NE 3
Fairlawn, SE 3
Benning, NE 2
Brentwood, NE 2
Congress Heights, SE 2
Edgewood, NE 2
Kenilworth, NE 2
Lamond Riggs, NW 2
Marshall Heights, SE 2
Pleasant Plains, NW 2
Reed-Cooke, NW 2
Shaw, NW 2
Woodland, SE 2
Anacostia Park, SE 1
Benning Ridge, SE 1
Bloomingdale, NW 1
Burrville, NE 1
Capitol Hill, SE 1
Deanwood, NE 1
Dupont Circle, NW 1
East Village Georgetown, NW 1
Federal Triangle, NW 1
Fort Dupont, SE 1
Fort Stanton Park, SE 1
Garfield Heights, SE 1
Greenway, SE 1
Hillbrook, NE 1
Ivy City, NE 1
Mahaning Heights/Central Northeast, NE 1
Manor Park, NW 1
Mayfair, NE 1
Michigan Park, NE 1
Mt. Vernon Square, NW 1
Randle Highlands, SE 1
Riggs Park, NE 1
Stadium/Armory Area, NE 1
Twining, SE 1
U Street, NW 1
Washington Hospital Center, NW 1
Waterfront Georgetown, NW 1
American University, NW 0
American University Park, NW 0
Anacostia, SE 0
Anacostia Boat Clubs, SE 0
Anacostia River, NE 0
Anacostia River Islands, NE 0
Arboretum, NE 0
Barnaby Woods, NW 0
Barnard Hill Park, NE 0
Barney Circle, SE 0
Battery Kemble Park, NW 0
Bellevue, SE 0
Benning Heights/Simple City, SE 0
Berkley/Foxhall Crescents, NW 0
Blue Plains, SW 0
Brentwood Railyard, NE 0
Brightwood, NW 0
Brightwood Park, NW 0
Brookland, NE 0
Burleith, NW 0
Buzzard Point, SW 0
C&O Canal Park, NW 0
Capital City Market, NE 0
Capitol View, NE 0
Cathedral Heights, NW 0
Catholic University and other Catholic Institutions, NE 0
Chevy Chase, NW 0
Civic Betterment, SE 0
Cleveland Park, NW 0
Colonial Village, NW 0
Colony Hill, NW 0
Congressional Cemetery, SE 0
Crestwood, NW 0
D.C. General Hospital and Prison, SE 0
DC Village, SE 0
DHS, NW 0
Dalecarlia Reservoir, NW 0
Douglas, SE 0
Downtown, NW 0
Dumbarton Oaks Park, NW 0
Dupont Park, SE 0
East Potomac Park, SW 0
Eastland Gardens, NE 0
Ellipse, NW 0
Fairfax Village, SE 0
Foggy Bottom, NW 0
Forest Hills, NW 0
Fort Chaplin Park, SE 0
Fort Circle Parkland, SE 0
Fort Davis, SE 0
Fort Davis Park, SE 0
Fort Dupont Park, SE 0
Fort Lincoln, NE 0
Fort Mahan Park, NE 0
Fort Slocum Park, NW 0
Fort Stanton, SE 0
Fort Totten, NE 0
Fort Totten Park, NE 0
Foxhall Village, NW 0
Friendship Heights, NW 0
Ft. McNair, SW 0
GWU-MV, NW 0
Gallaudet University, NE 0
Gateway, NE 0
Georgetown University, NW 0
Glenwood/St. Mary's Cemeteries, NE 0
Glover Park, NW 0
Glover-Archbold Parkway, NW 0
Good Hope, SE 0
Gov Fleet Parking, NE 0
Hains Point, SW 0
Hawthorne, NW 0
Hillandale, NW 0
Hillcrest, SE 0
Howard University, NW 0
Ivy City Railyard, NE 0
Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Naval Research Laboratory, SW 0
Kalorama Triangle, NW 0
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, NE 0
Kent, NW 0
Knox Hill, SE 0
Lafayette Square, NW 0
Langdon, NE 0
Langston Golf Course, NE 0
Lanier Heights, NW 0
Ledroit Park, NW 0
Logan Circle, NW 0
Mass. Ave. Heights, NW 0
McLean Gardens, NW 0
McMillan Reservoir, NW 0
McMillan Sand Filtration Site, NW 0
Melvin C. Hazen Park, NW 0
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, NE 0
Mt. Pleasant, NW 0
Mt. Vernon Triangle, NW 0
National Arboretum, NE 0
National Cathedral Grounds, NW 0
National Mall, NW 0
National Zoological Park, NW 0
Navy Yard, SE 0
Naylor Gardens, SE 0
Near Northeast, NE 0
Near South East, SE 0
NoMa, NE 0
Normanstone Parkway, NW 0
North Cleveland Park, NW 0
North Michigan Park, NE 0
North Portal Estates, NW 0
Northwest One, NW 0
Northwest Rectangle, NW 0
Observatory Circle, NW 0
Old Soldiers Home, NW 0
Oxon Run Parkway, SE 0
Palisades, NW 0
Park Place/Cloisters, NE 0
Park View, NW 0
Parkside, NE 0
Penn Branch section of Dupont Park, SE 0
Pepco Benning Road Plant, NE 0
Pinehurst Parkway, NW 0
Pleasant Hills, NE 0
Pope Branch Park, SE 0
Poplar Point, SE 0
Potomac Heights, NW 0
Queens Chapel, NE 0
River Terrace, NE 0
Rock Creek Cemetery, NW 0
Rock Creek Gardens, NW 0
Rock Creek Park (north), NW 0
Rock Creek Park (south), NW 0
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW 0
Shepherd Park, NW 0
Shepherd Parkway, SE 0
Sheridan-Kalorama, NW 0
Sibley Hospital, NW 0
Skyland, SE 0
Soapstone Valley Park, NW 0
Southwest Federal Center, SW 0
Southwest Waterfront, SW 0
Spring Valley, NW 0
St. Elizabeths Hospital East, SE 0
St. Elizabeths Hospital West, SE 0
Strivers Section, NW 0
Stronghold, NW 0
Takoma, NW 0
Tenleytown, NW 0
The Capitol Grounds, Capitol 0
Tidal Basin, SW 0
Truxton Circle, NW 0
Union Station, NE 0
University Heights, NE 0
Wakefield, NW 0
Walter Reed Medical Center, NW 0
Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, SE 0
Washington Heights, NW 0
Washington Monument Grounds, NW 0
Wesley Heights, NW 0
West End, NW 0
West Potomac Park, NW 0
West Village Georgetown, NW 0
White House Grounds, NW 0
Whitehaven Parkway, NW 0
Woodland-Normanstone Terrace, NW 0
Woodlawn/Payne Cemetery, SE 0
Woodley Park, NW 0
Woodridge, NE 0
Eastland Gardens, NE 6
Mt. Vernon Triangle, NW 6
Shepherd Parkway, SE 6
University Heights, NE 6
Fort Lincoln, NE 5
Gateway, NE 5
Glenwood/St. Mary's Cemeteries, NE 5
River Terrace, NE 5
St. Elizabeths Hospital East, SE 5
Gallaudet University, NE 4
Good Hope, SE 4
Howard University, NW 4
Anacostia Park, SE 3
Chevy Chase, NW 3
Crestwood, NW 3
Foggy Bottom, NW 3
Friendship Heights, NW 3
Lamond Riggs, NW 3
Rock Creek Cemetery, NW 3
Stronghold, NW 3
Anacostia River, NE 2
East Village Georgetown, NW 2
Federal Triangle, NW 2
Fort Circle Parkland, SE 2
Fort Stanton Park, SE 2
Glover Park, NW 2
Gov Fleet Parking, NE 2
Hillcrest, SE 2
Ivy City Railyard, NE 2
National Mall, NW 2
Oxon Run Parkway, SE 2
Parkside, NE 2
The Capitol Grounds, Capitol 2
Washington Heights, NW 2
Waterfront Georgetown, NW 2
Arboretum, NE 1
Barney Circle, SE 1
Buzzard Point, SW 1
Cathedral Heights, NW 1
Catholic University and other Catholic Institutions, NE 1
Colonial Village, NW 1
D.C. General Hospital and Prison, SE 1
Fairfax Village, SE 1
Forest Hills, NW 1
Fort Chaplin Park, SE 1
Fort Mahan Park, NE 1
Georgetown University, NW 1
Glover-Archbold Parkway, NW 1
Lanier Heights, NW 1
National Arboretum, NE 1
Naylor Gardens, SE 1
Old Soldiers Home, NW 1
Shepherd Park, NW 1
Stadium/Armory Area, NE 1
Wakefield, NW 1
Washington Hospital Center, NW 1
Washington Monument Grounds, NW 1
American University, NW 0
American University Park, NW 0
Anacostia Boat Clubs, SE 0
Anacostia River Islands, NE 0
Barnaby Woods, NW 0
Barnard Hill Park, NE 0
Battery Kemble Park, NW 0
Berkley/Foxhall Crescents, NW 0
Blue Plains, SW 0
Brentwood Railyard, NE 0
Burleith, NW 0
C&O Canal Park, NW 0
Cleveland Park, NW 0
Colony Hill, NW 0
Congressional Cemetery, SE 0
DC Village, SE 0
DHS, NW 0
Dalecarlia Reservoir, NW 0
Dumbarton Oaks Park, NW 0
Dupont Park, SE 0
East Potomac Park, SW 0
Ellipse, NW 0
Fort Davis Park, SE 0
Fort Dupont Park, SE 0
Fort Slocum Park, NW 0
Fort Totten Park, NE 0
Foxhall Village, NW 0
Ft. McNair, SW 0
GWU-MV, NW 0
Hains Point, SW 0
Hawthorne, NW 0
Hillandale, NW 0
Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Naval Research Laboratory, SW 0
Kalorama Triangle, NW 0
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, NE 0
Kent, NW 0
Lafayette Square, NW 0
Langston Golf Course, NE 0
Mass. Ave. Heights, NW 0
McLean Gardens, NW 0
McMillan Reservoir, NW 0
McMillan Sand Filtration Site, NW 0
Melvin C. Hazen Park, NW 0
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, NE 0
National Cathedral Grounds, NW 0
National Zoological Park, NW 0
Navy Yard, SE 0
Normanstone Parkway, NW 0
North Cleveland Park, NW 0
North Portal Estates, NW 0
Northwest Rectangle, NW 0
Observatory Circle, NW 0
Palisades, NW 0
Park Place/Cloisters, NE 0
Penn Branch section of Dupont Park, SE 0
Pepco Benning Road Plant, NE 0
Pinehurst Parkway, NW 0
Pope Branch Park, SE 0
Poplar Point, SE 0
Potomac Heights, NW 0
Queens Chapel, NE 0
Rock Creek Gardens, NW 0
Rock Creek Park (north), NW 0
Rock Creek Park (south), NW 0
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW 0
Sheridan-Kalorama, NW 0
Sibley Hospital, NW 0
Soapstone Valley Park, NW 0
Southwest Federal Center, SW 0
Spring Valley, NW 0
St. Elizabeths Hospital West, SE 0
Strivers Section, NW 0
Tenleytown, NW 0
Tidal Basin, SW 0
Union Station, NE 0
Walter Reed Medical Center, NW 0
Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, SE 0
Wesley Heights, NW 0
West End, NW 0
West Potomac Park, NW 0
West Village Georgetown, NW 0
White House Grounds, NW 0
Whitehaven Parkway, NW 0
Woodland-Normanstone Terrace, NW 0
Woodlawn/Payne Cemetery, SE 0
Woodley Park, NW 0

NOTE: The Washington Post derived the neighborhood boundaries by reviewing original subdivision data, by reviewing neighborhood maps published in The Post's Where We Live real estate section and by consulting community sources. The 217 neighborhoods shown are intended for standardized data analysis purposes.

NOTE: Victim counts are based on the year that an incident was ruled a homicide by authorities. Some reports include victims of homicides that occurred in a prior year.

SOURCE: D.C. Metropolitan Police Department records, D.C. Superior Court records, Washington Post research and analysis.

GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Dan Hill, Ted Mellnik, Andrew Metcalf, Cory O'Brien, Cheryl Thompson and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 14, 2012.

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