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Alexandria Experiences Historic 41 Year Low in Part 1 Crime
Total Part 1 Crime Decreases in 2010

The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime decreased by 0.9% or 33 offenses, in calendar year 2010.  This is the lowest annual total in Alexandria in 41 years.  Homicide, robbery, burglary and auto theft declined in 2010; while rapes increased slightly by five offenses, aggravated assaults increased by ten offenses and larceny increased by fifty offenses.

Part 1 Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

Crime Type

2009

2010

Change

% Change

Homicide

5

2

-3

-60.0%

Rape

15

20

5

33.3%

Robbery

143

125

-18

-12.6%

Aggravated Assault

115

125

10

8.7%

Burglary

325

310

-15

-4.6%

Larceny

2,755

2,805

50

1.8%

Auto Theft

344

282

-62

-18.0%

Total

3,702

3,669

-33

-0.9%

"It is with great pleasure and pride that I commend the men and women of the Alexandria Police Department who contributed to an historic 41 year low in crime.  Their dedication, passion, and performance, regardless of challenges, is the driving force behind our successes.  The Police Department’s mission is to make Alexandria one of the safest cities in America.  Together with our citizens, business partners, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and other city agencies like the Sheriff’s Department, we collaborate to prevent disorder and serve the victims of crime," said Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook.

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.