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Alexandria Experiences Historic 41 Year Low in Part 1 Crime
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From Alexandria eNews:

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)

Part 1 Crime    

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.

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