Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA crime analytics


The crime rate in Alexandria is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Alexandria is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, Alexandria is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Alexandria has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Alexandria has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Alexandria is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Alexandria does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Alexandria.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Alexandria occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Alexandria; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 492. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Alexandria's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Alexandria a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Alexandria is one in 54.

Alexandria Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Alexandria Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

312

2,856

3,168

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.03

18.60

20.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alexandria 2.03
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 492

in Alexandria

1 in 511

in Virginia
Alexandria VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 153,511
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 18 142 148
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.12 0.93 0.96
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alexandria 18.60
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Alexandria

1 in 54

in Virginia
Alexandria Property CRIMES
Population: 153,511
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 227 2,373 256
Rate per 1,000 1.48 15.46 1.67
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Alexandria Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Alexandria 205
Virginia 19