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ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA SERVICES UNIT

2003 MILL ROAD

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314-4658

703-838-4636

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

FEBRUARY 29, 2008 #08-011

2:00 P.M. HILDEBRANDT

 

Total Part 1 Crime Rises Slightly in 2007

 

The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime increased by 11 offenses (0.3%) in calendar year 2007. This less than 1% increase was caused primarily by a rise in larcenies, particularly thefts from automobiles. Despite this increase, Alexandria continues to experience record lows in its overall Part 1 crime rate. Homicide and larceny increased in 2007, while rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and auto theft fell below levels recorded in calendar year 2006.

 

Part 1 Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

 

Crime Type

2006

2007

Change

% Change

Homicide

5

7

2

40.0%

Rape

27

17

-10

-37.0%

Robbery

201

161

-40

-19.9%

Aggravated Assault

244

218

-26

-10.7%

Burglary

383

365

-18

-4.7%

Larceny

2,493

2,598

105

4.2%

Auto Theft

375

373

-2

-0.5%

Total

3,728

3,739

11

0.3%

 

 

"Although the overall Part 1 crime rate rose slightly in 2007, continued reductions were achieved in five of the seven Part 1 crime categories," said Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker. "I am pleased with the police department's performance, appreciative of the support we continue to receive from our residents, the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and Commonwealth's Attorney and confident that we will reduce Part 1 crime this year to new record lows."

 

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3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
703.746.1870
TDD 703.838.4896

Communications
Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.