Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said that he has “seismic” concerns about the
District of Columbia’s yearlong spike in shootings, robberies and carjackings that has soured some residents of the state on visiting the nation’s capital. Violent car thefts are of particular concern, said Mr. Miyares, a Republican. He said Virginians commuting to the District have been targeted at red lights, gas stations and along the city’s side streets. He also lamented the gruesome slaying of a Virginia resident this year in a D.C. hotel.