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MEDIA ADVISORY
APRIL 1, 2010 #10-013
3:30 P.M. HILDEBRANDT

Total Part 1 Crime Decreases in 2009
Alexandria Experiences Historic 40 Year Low in Part 1 Crime

The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime decreased by 3.9% for a total of 151 offenses, in calendar year 2009.  This is the lowest annual total in Alexandria in 40 years.  Rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny and auto theft declined in 2009; while homicides increased slightly by one offense and burglaries increased by eleven offenses.

Part 1 Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

Part 1 Crime

 

 

 

 

Crime Type

2008

2009

Change

% Change

Homicide

4

5

1

25.0

Rape

35

15

-20

-57.1%

Robbery

157

143

-14

-8.9%

Aggravated Assault

154

115

-39

-25.3%

Burglary

314

325

11

3.5%

Larceny

2,813

2,755

-58

-2.1%

Auto Theft

376

344

-32

-8.5%

Total

3,853

3,702

-151

-3.9%



"I wish to commend all the employees of the Police Department who worked extremely hard all year to contribute to this historic 40 year low in crime. The diminished resources we all face as a result of these difficult economic times challenge us everyday to provide quality Police service to our community.  I applaud the outstanding work and commitment of the men and women of the department, and the continued cooperation and support we receive from the residents we are proud to serve.  I thank all of our residents and business partners, the Commonwealth Attorney's office, and the Sheriff's office, all of whom collaborated with the Police Department to make Alexandria a safer Community," said Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook.

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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.