Any other DC area residents find it troubling that the city has had 13 murders since July 1? And armed, violent robberies are way, way up too. I think it's disgraceful that the capital city of the world's only democratic superpower is allowed to exist like this. Great example. Get more police on the streets, more money in to the schools, more economic development that reduces the crushing poverty that leads to this kind of criminal climate. IMO the state of this city is sad, depressing, frightening, and pathetic. What's worse, DC is worlds better than it used to be. I'm sure as hell getting out of DC before I start a family because there's no way I'd want to raise children here.