In 2012, there were no homicides in City of Alexandria. This marks the first time in at least 42 years that the City experienced a year without a homicide. Additionally, initial crime statistics, though not final, indicate violent crime decreased again in 2012. This continues the trend of historic lows in Alexandria. The Alexandria Police Department’s success in continuing to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is a direct result of the quality, hard work and dedication of our sworn, civilian and volunteer staff. The Police Department remains committed to keeping crime low and maintaining a safe and vibrant community.