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Crime rate in Alexandria, Virginia (VA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Alexandria, VA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Alexandria, VA

The 2018 crime rate in Alexandria, VA was 123 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 47.0% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Alexandria crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Alexandria has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Alexandria, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Alexandria:

123.0
Forest Heights:

100.5
Falls Church:

76.0
Washington:

490.9
Capitol Heights:

176.6
Morningside:

145.5
District Heights:

94.9
Fairmount Heights:

251.1
Mount Rainier:

302.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Alexandria by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(2.3)
7
(5.1)
7
(5.1)
3
(2.1)
5
(3.4)
2
(1.3)
1
(0.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(3.4)
4
(2.6)
4
(2.6)
7
(4.5)
6
(3.8)
4
(2.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(16.9)
27
(19.8)
18
(13.1)
30
(21.3)
12
(8.2)
21
(13.7)
14
(9.9)
9
(6.2)
21
(14.1)
22
(14.6)
18
(11.8)
21
(13.5)
16
(10.1)
24
(14.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
199
(153.0)
206
(150.7)
162
(117.6)
149
(105.8)
141
(96.5)
125
(81.8)
129
(91.1)
138
(94.6)
118
(79.5)
142
(94.0)
142
(93.0)
134
(86.3)
102
(64.5)
78
(48.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
238
(183.0)
208
(152.2)
183
(132.8)
142
(100.8)
129
(88.3)
128
(83.8)
108
(76.3)
96
(65.8)
114
(76.8)
108
(71.5)
148
(96.9)
124
(79.8)
138
(87.2)
154
(94.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
294
(226.1)
380
(278.0)
364
(264.1)
294
(208.7)
347
(237.4)
317
(207.5)
303
(213.9)
281
(192.6)
249
(167.7)
259
(171.4)
227
(148.6)
184
(118.5)
163
(103.0)
128
(78.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,570
(1,976)
2,439
(1,784)
2,557
(1,855)
2,713
(1,926)
2,613
(1,788)
2,639
(1,727)
2,506
(1,769)
2,383
(1,633)
2,427
(1,634)
2,438
(1,614)
2,372
(1,553)
2,343
(1,509)
2,046
(1,293)
1,967
(1,210)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
467
(359.1)
375
(274.4)
359
(260.5)
382
(271.1)
336
(229.9)
286
(187.2)
372
(262.6)
326
(223.5)
291
(195.9)
263
(174.1)
255
(167.0)
271
(174.5)
273
(172.5)
387
(238.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(8.5)
7
(5.1)
4
(2.9)
6
(4.3)
3
(2.1)
7
(4.6)
6
(4.2)
8
(5.5)
13
(8.8)
11
(7.3)
5
(3.3)
9
(5.8)
8
(5.1)
5
(3.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)224.2214.5196.0186.5166.5153.5158.7143.2150.0149.9147.8144.3125.2123.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 270 registered sex offenders living in Alexandria, Virginia as of February 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alexandria is 577 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Alexandria, VA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Alexandria:

91.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Alexandria:

93.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Alexandria:

105.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Alexandria:

112.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Alexandria:

102.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Alexandria:

99.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Alexandria:

86.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Alexandria:

95.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Alexandria:

99.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Alexandria:

107.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Alexandria:

128.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Alexandria:

148.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Alexandria:

181.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Alexandria:

189.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Alexandria:

147.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Alexandria:

150.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Alexandria:

152.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Alexandria:

111.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Alexandria:

111.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Alexandria:

125.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Alexandria:

132.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Alexandria:

141.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Alexandria:

144.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Alexandria:

153.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Alexandria:

170.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Alexandria:

155.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Alexandria:

171.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Alexandria:

178.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Alexandria:

184.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Alexandria:

186.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Alexandria:

197.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2003
Alexandria:

233.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Alexandria:

264.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 408 (320 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 415 (317 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 409 (317 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 401 (306 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 401 (306 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 402 (307 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 412 (317 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 399 (300 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Virginia average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 433 (308 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Virginia average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 445 (316 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Virginia average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 449 (321 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Virginia average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 440 (319 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Virginia average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 449 (322 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 435 (313 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 430 (302 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 427 (296 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Alexandria, VA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 22206, 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, 22314.