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Police: Most Crime Decreased in Reston in 2014

by Karen Goff — March 19, 2015 at 9:30 am 12 Comments

Fairfax County Police Crime fell 2.44 percent in Fairfax County in 2014, Fairfax County Police said.

The FCPD’s Reston District reflects the overall decrease in crime, according to statistics released by the police department on Wednesday.

One category saw a rise -that was quite large. There were 21 prostitution offenses in 2013 compared with just three the previous year.

Here are the number of other major incidents reported to police in 2014 (2013 number is in parentheses):

Arson — 2 (5)

Burglary — 87 (108)

Vandalism — 601 (704)

Homicide — 0 (2)

Larceny/Theft — 1,119 (1,236)

Motor Vehicle Thefts — 59 (48)

Robbery — 23 (37)

Stolen Property — 5 (4)

Drug Offenses — 393 (413)

Weapons Violations — 33 (59)

Countywide, reported incidents were down in most major crime categories. There were, however, two more homicides in 2014 (10) than in 2013 (8).

To see more detailed crime stats for the overall county and the Reston District, visit the Fairfax County Police updated crime statistics page.

  • Todd

    Maybe missing an “r’ in the headline: Police: Most Crime Deceased in Reston in 2014

  • Mike M

    “There were 21 prostitution offenses in 2013 compared with just three the previous year.”
    Dios mio!
    Tis interesting to note that Fairfax annual homicide rate is lower than some individual evenings in other local jurisdictions.

    • Karen Goff

      I am going to see if I can get further info on the prostitution. May have been one bust? If so, “reston’s hidden whorehouses” will make a good story.

      • Mike M

        Agreed! Could be just a concerted effort one month to go out and get that stuff. I have to remind myself that what goes on and what gets officially processed are two different things. But, yeah! Go, Karen, go!

      • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

        They aren’t hidden. They are on wheels. That is, they are using cars. Read again the charges against “Little Crazy” and friends over in Winterthur.

        • Vina Hutchinson

          Yikes, 21 as opposed to 3 the year before. That’s going to make an interesting story.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      And now you know why your RA dues are going up.

  • LAmeetsDC

    I count two increases:

    Motor Vehicle Thefts — 59 (48)
    Stolen Property — 5 (4)

    • Karen Goff

      Yes you are correct. I have reworded (I also can’t count) 🙂

  • Brian

    I find this hard to believe. It seems like the number of property crimes in the news is growing constantly. Certainly those of us near Hunters Woods Plaza see a skewed view as the crime there increases and general atmosphere declines. Fairfax County has generally had a low violent crime rate, so I’m glad that’s still holding true.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    “There were 21 prostitution offenses in 2013 compared with just three the previous year.”
    Dios mio!
    Tis interesting to note that Fairfax annual homicide rate is lower than some individual evenings in other local jurisdictions.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    Agreed! Could be just a concerted police effort one month to go out and get that stuff. I have to remind myself that what goes on and what gets officially processed are two different things. But, yeah! Go, Karen, go!

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