The population of Washington DC is around 592,000. (and there are an estimated 12,000 homeless).
According to the DC MPD website there have been 127 homicides since January 1st 2009 (to Friday 11/19).
On top of those Homicides there have been 6,529 "Violent Crimes" which cover Sexual Attacks, Assault with a weapon, Assault without a weapon and Robbery (against a person).
In addition there have been 23,718 "Property Crimes" a group which includes Burglary/Theft, Stolen Auto and Arson
Those are pretty shocking figures!!
Recently on a walk along 16th Street I was amazed at the number of churches in a 2 or 3 mile stretch - many different denominations.
I guess having all these churches does not make all of us more law abiding or likely to follow the Ten Commandments.
If you can't make it to church the bus will come and get you:
More churches around my area (by no means an exhaustive list):