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Old 08-10-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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VA state troopers made a total of 21,086 criminal arrests in 2010, which is 1,627 fewer arrests than in 2009, and 3,042 less than in 2008.

In addition, the state police made nearly 26,000 less traffic arrests and charged nearly 1,000 less people with driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

Locally, crime is down too. I don't have statistics for the other counties, but in Loudoun crime dropped 3.7 percent between 2009 and 2010, a total of 274 less crimes.

County and state see dip in crime | LoudounTimes.com
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I guess I would rather them quote figures based on crimes reported vs. criminal arrests. To me, less arrests doesn't necessarily mean less crime. Not everyone gets caught.

Although, I will hand it to Loudoun and VA State troopers. They are out there, everywhere, willing to nail you. I never really considered myself a speeder but I especially make sure I watch my speed in Virginia.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I guess I would rather them quote figures based on crimes reported vs. criminal arrests. To me, less arrests doesn't necessarily mean less crime. Not everyone gets caught.
That was exactly my thought too. I mean, maybe the numbers correlate closely (they probably do), but there's also the chance of criminals getting sneakier or police focusing efforts elsewhere or whatever.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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I'm wondering if that has to do with the economy. A lot of young single male laborers (a higher crime demographic) have left the area due to the decline in construction.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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I'm wondering if that has to do with the economy. A lot of young single male laborers (a higher crime demographic) have left the area due to the decline in construction.
I haven't heard of any population declines in Loudoun. I also doubt that they live somewhere else and committed crimes at work.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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I haven't heard of any population declines in Loudoun. I also doubt that they live somewhere else and committed crimes at work.
I heard quite a number have left Prince William. Not sure where they went. I don't think there were as many out in Loudoun.
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