Pete Buttigieg Asserts D.C. Safe, Crime Rate Low

Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, hand-waved the fact that crime is on the increase in the nation’s capital, saying that too much effort was being put into creating the myth.

Similar to other politicians, Buttigieg is given a security detail.

During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Buttigieg said he had no trouble walking his dog in the nation’s capital.

According to Buttigieg, it’s important to address facts and not bother with so-called ideological news platforms and independent news media on the Internet. He explained that facts and reality show that, unlike when the Biden Administration first arrived, it is now safe to walk a dog to the Capitol.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has recorded 898 violent offenses in the nation’s capital so far in 2024.

Robberies dropped from 680 in 2023 to 558 in 2024.

A total of 3,247 thefts have been documented in 2024, marking a 5% rise from 3,085 theft episodes recorded in 2023.

The number of violent crimes registered in the nation’s capital increased by 39% from 3,850 in 2022 to 5,336 by the end of 2023.

There was an 82% rise in recorded cases of motor vehicle theft from 3,756 in 2022 to 6,829 in 2023.

According to a report, a pair of dog walkers were assaulted by a gang of six minors in DC only hours after Buttigieg’s interview, as reported by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

According to local reports, the teens allegedly stabbed one victim and then assaulted and grabbed a wallet and a cell phone from the other.

According to, in comparison to the rest of the country, the violent crime rate in Washington, DC, is relatively high. At 597.06 per 100,000 people, the violent crime rate is 282.7, nearly two times the national average.