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Alexandria Experienced Historic Lows in Part 1 Crime in 2012

The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime decreased by 9.1% or 329 offenses, in calendar year 2012. This continues the trend of historic lows in Alexandria. These are the lowest Part 1 crimes the City has experienced since 1966. Homicide, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto thefts declined in 2012; while robberies increased by eight offenses.

Part 1 Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

Crime Type

2011

2012

Change

% Change

Homicide

1

0

-1

-100.0%

Rape

21

10

-11

-52.4%

Robbery

130

138

8

6.2%

Aggravated Assault

112

96

-16

-14.3%

Burglary

308

252

-56

-18.2%

Larceny

2,666

2,467

-199

-7.5%

Auto Theft

374

320

-54

-14.4%

Total

3,612

3,283

-329

-9.1%

“I am pleased that the City of Alexandria has continued to experience historic crime lows in 2012. The reductions in crime and continued improvements to the quality of life in our neighborhoods are a direct result of the quality, hard work and dedication of our sworn, civilian and volunteer staff. Additionally, our strong partnerships with the community, Commonwealth’s Attorney Office and other City agencies play an integral part of the successful reduction in crime. We remain committed to keeping crime low and maintaining a safe and vibrant community,” stated Earl L. Cook, Chief of Police.

 

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.