Alexandria, VA – Crime in the Port City has continued to take a turn for the better. The Alexandria Police Department, on Wednesday, announced that all Part 1 crime decreased 1.7 percent in 2018 over the previous year. It’s a continuing trend – the fifth year in a row that Part 1 crime has decreased. There was a 13 percent decrease in 2017 over 2016.
“Reducing crime is and will always be our top priority,” Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown said. “Throughout the year we work closely with community members and groups to reduce and prevent crime. Protecting lives and providing safety for the public is key to ensuring our city remains a vibrant and healthy community.”
The grand total of Part I Offenses (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft) was 2,648—down from 2,694 incidents in 2017.
“Overall this has been a good year for Alexandria, especially when compared to other jurisdictions in the area,” Brown said in a previous interview.
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