Delivering Transparency

We collect information about homicides in Washington, DC, and keep data on what happens during the entire process of each case.

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Uniquely DC

D.C. Witness provides transparency of the local system by featuring on homicides, domestic violence and sexual assault cases as they progress through the DC Courts.

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Unprecedented Journalism

Trained reporters cover every case, every hearing, every life, every story.

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Power of Data

Our Coverage Does More by Collecting and Verifying Violent Crime Data.

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There have been 192 homicides in DC in 2021
and 187 homicides in DC during same period in 2020

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Interactive Map

Our real-time map not only shows you where homicides are taking place in DC. It also gives information on each incident.

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Timeline

Wondering where a case is in the court system? Follow the timeline of each homicide, domestic violence or sexual assault case D.C. Witness is tracking.

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Data Explorer

DC Witness tracks homicide and non-fatal shooting cases from act to judicial resolution, gathering data on each incident. Would you like to see what the data shows? Check it out here.

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Court Calendar

Find out when court proceedings are scheduled to happen.

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D.C. Witness is a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to harness information to address homicides, domestic violence and sexual assault cases . Help us continue our mission, calling for accountability by providing transparency on these incidents as they progress through the criminal justice system.