Washington D.C., nicknamed as the American Rome as well as the Chocolate City, is the capital of the United States. The formal name is the District of Columbia, although the city is generally referred to as Washington, or just D.C. As of 2016, the estimated population of Washington D.C. is 681,170.
Although Washington D.C. kept a top GDP per capita ranking among all US states between 2009 and 2016, the unemployment rate in the Washington Metropolitan Area is 6.2%, which is higher than some of the most dangerous US states. In fact, this estimate is the second lowest in the country.
Most common crimes are related to drugs, gangs and the poverty, which is at 17.3%. The safest neighborhoods are Wesley Heights, Foxhall Crescents and Hawthorne. The eastern areas of the city are considered not as safe as the other parts. Currently, there are around 60,000 ex-convicts residing in Washington D.C.
Capital punishment was abolished in Washington D.C. in 1981.
The D.C. Department of Corrections handles the information on inmates and all prison records. This data is not readily available online, but can be requested by mail, phone, or a personal visit. Additionally, the same information can be requested from the Metropolitan Police Department Arrest and Criminal History Section by mail or in person.
The online sex offender registry is managed by the Metropolitan Police Department.