Reported Annual Crime In Alexandria

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlexandria/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,744n/a (estimate)1,7342,0012,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlexandria/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a3.85.35.3
Rape16n/a10.133.841.7
Robbery102n/a64.551.198.0
Assault138n/a87.2117.9248.9
Violent crime262n/a (estimate)166208394
Burglary163n/a103.0218.0430.4
Theft2,046n/a1,292.81,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft273n/a172.5120.1237.4
Property crime2,482n/a (estimate)1,5681,7932,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Alexandria, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Alexandria, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Alexandria, VA crime rates are 13% lower than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 37% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Alexandria, VA has a rate that is 20% lower than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 58% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Alexandria, VA is 13% lower than its state's mean, and 34% lower than the country's average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Alexandria is 37% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.75 daily crimes that occur in Alexandria.
  • Alexandria is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Alexandria you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Alexandria has decreased by 16%.

Compare Alexandria, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Alexandria (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Alexandria, VA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Virginia as well as those across America as a whole. The Alexandria, VA total amount of daily offenses is 1.15 times less than the Virginia average and 1.59 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Alexandria, VA is 1.26 times less than the Virginia average, and it is 2.38 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Alexandria, VA has a daily crime figure that is 1.14 times less than the Virginia average and 1.51 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Alexandria (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Alexandria, VA area in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Alexandria, VA being safer than 55% of cities in Virginia and 61% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, VA. In conclusion, Alexandria, VA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alexandria

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alexandria is 1 in 605
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alexandria is 1 in 64
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, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Alexandria, VA you have a 1 in 605 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 64 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Alexandria, VA.

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

A good indicator of whether Alexandria, VA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Alexandria, VA has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Alexandria, VA has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Alexandria, VA has decreased by 16% 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
Virginia18,938258222
There are a total of 18,938 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 258 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 16% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Occoquan, VA9470185185
Mason Neck, VA2,13733281314
Ravensworth, VA2,17538324361
Cabin John, MD1,95870312382
Somerset, MD1,21570312382
Chevy Chase town, MD2,94878349427
Brookmont, MD3,81095423518
Alexandria, VA151,4731661,5681,734

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pomona, CA151,8075572,9293,487
Escondido, CA149,9123771,7042,081
Lakewood, CO149,7936444,8595,503
Kansas City, KS149,7556384,3304,969
Pasadena, TX153,2864622,4502,912
Alexandria, VA151,4731661,5681,734
Source: The Alexandria, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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