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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 27%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsPotomac West/100k peopleAlexandria/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,8051,803 (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 crime288256 (estimate)177208379
Burglary117n/a72.1162.8340.5
Theft2,005n/a1,235.71,359.51,549.5
Vehicle theft395n/a243.4120.3219.9
Property crime2,5171,547 (estimate)1,5511,6432,110

Key findings

  • Potomac West crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Potomac West are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Potomac West you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Potomac West is safer than 52% of the cities in Virginia
  • Year over year crime in Alexandria has increased by 3%

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The Potomac West crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Potomac West 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 Potomac West crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Potomac West (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Potomac West

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Potomac West is 1 in 391
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Potomac West is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Potomac West is 1 in 56

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

      Alexandria police department

      ItemPotomac WestAlexandriaVirginia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4128,827
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.2

      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
      Garrett Park, MD1,05864274337
      Cabin John, MD1,95864274337
      Somerset, MD1,21564274337
      Kensington, MD2,11171306377
      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 Potomac West, Alexandria, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.