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Alexandria Continued to Experience Lows in Part I Crime in 2014

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The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime decreased by 0.1%, or by 4 offenses, in calendar year 2014. As in previous years, Alexandria continues to experience historic crime lows.  These remain some of the lowest Part 1 crimes the City has experienced since the 1960’s.  Homicide, aggravated assault, and auto thefts decreased in 2014; There was one additional rape in 2014, while robberies and burglaries also increased.

Part I Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

Crime Type 2013 2014 Change % Change
Homicide 5 4 -1 -20.0%
Rape 14 15 1 7.1%
Robbery 115 139 24 20.9%
Aggravated Assault 114 104 -10 -8.8%
Burglary 251 257 6 2.4%
Larceny 2,546 2,546 0 0.0%
Auto Theft 277 253 -24 -8.7%
Total 3,322 3,318 -4 -0.1%

“The crime stats from 2014 are another example of the tireless work of our sworn, civilian and volunteer staff complete to protect the City of Alexandria. Overall, Part 1 crime is down. In addition to these historic lows, we also closed six homicides by arrest; two of which were considered cold cases from 2001 and 2009. These numbers are also a reflection of the unprecedented level of cooperation we have with our City partners, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and most importantly, our community. The Alexandria Police Department is committed in our efforts to reduce and prevent crime so that all who live, work, and visit Alexandria can do so in a safe community,” stated Chief of Police Earl L. Cook.

(Photo by Peter Heywood, on Flickr)

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