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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 26%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlexandria/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,805n/a (estimate)1,7291,8512,489
Murder2n/a1.25.05.0
Rape19n/a11.733.042.6
Robbery80n/a49.341.381.6
Assault187n/a115.2128.7250.2
Violent crime288n/a (estimate)177208379
Burglary117n/a72.1162.8340.5
Theft2,005n/a1,235.71,359.51,549.5
Vehicle theft395n/a243.4120.3219.9
Property crime2,517n/a (estimate)1,5511,6432,110

Key findings

  • Alexandria crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alexandria are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Alexandria you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alexandria is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alexandria has increased by 3%

Alexandria crime map

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The Alexandria crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alexandria as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Alexandria crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Alexandria (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Alexandria for every 100,000 residents. The Alexandria total amount of daily crime is 1.07 times less than the Virginia average and 1.44 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Alexandria, is 1.17 times less than the Virginia average, and it is 2.14 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Alexandria has a daily crime average that is 1.06 times less than the Virginia average and 1.36 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Alexandria (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Alexandria in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Alexandria safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Alexandria being safer than 49% of cities in Virginia and 59% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Alexandria. In conclusion, Alexandria ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alexandria

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alexandria is 1 in 564
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alexandria is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alexandria is 1 in 58
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Alexandria? In Alexandria, VA you have a 1 in 564 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Alexandria.

      Year Over Year Crime In Alexandria (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Alexandria is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Alexandria has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Alexandria has increased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Alexandria has increased by 3% year over year.

      Alexandria police department

      ItemAlexandriaVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4128,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.23.3
      There are a total of 412 Alexandria police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% less than the Virginia average and 13.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Virginia

      StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
      Virginia25,766352266
      There are a total of 25,766 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 352 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 32% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Occoquan, VA94790180271
      Mason Neck, VA2,13733258290
      Ravensworth, VA2,17538297334
      Somerset, MD1,21564274337
      Cabin John, MD1,95864274337
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,94871306377
      Brookmont, MD3,81086371458
      Alexandria, VA151,4731771,5511,729

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pomona, CA151,8076152,7543,370
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,5491,899
      Lakewood, CO149,7934322,9383,371
      Kansas City, KS149,7556353,5774,213
      Pasadena, TX153,2865462,5123,058
      Alexandria, VA151,4731771,5511,729
      Source: The Alexandria, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.