Report: County Crime Down; Robbery/Assault on the Rise in Reston Area

police lineFairfax County Police said overall crime decreased in the county in 2015, but rose in a couple areas within the Reston District Station.

FCPD this week released the 2015 Incident-Based Reporting (IBR) crime statistical data for Group A offenses. This report summarizes the Fairfax County Police Department’s CY2015 crime data as reported to theVirginia State Police Incident-Based Reporting System.

The IBR system was adopted in 1989 and is used to uniformly categorize reported crimes committed throughout the nation. Under Group A offenses, there are 22 categories of crimes, involving 46 different offenses.

“The police department’s multifaceted community engagement contributes to the mission of preventing and fighting crime through building stronger bonds of trust between police officers and community members,” says Edwin C. Roessler, Chief of Police.

“We are truly blessed to have an engaged community which partners with us to accomplish our vision and mission, which continues to allow all of us to make our county motto a reality: Fairfax County–a great place to live, work, play and grow old.”

According to the report, crime across all categories had an overall decrease of .66 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

The 2015 IBR categories that cover all types of reported crimes are:

  • Crimes Against Persons (increased .92% from 2014)
  • Crimes Against Property (decreased 2.17% from CY2014)
  • Crimes Against Society (increased 4.52% from CY2014)

(Note: Crime Against Persons are calculated based on the number of victims. Crime Against Property and Crimes Against Society are calculated based on the number of events)

Breaking it down by district, here is how the Reston District fared in 2015 as compared to 2014.

  • Robberies nearly doubled. There were 24 reported robberies in 2014; 42 in 2015.
  • Assaults: rose from 657 in 2014 to 715 in 2015
  • Homicides: There was one in the Reston District in 2015; none in 2014.
  • Abduction: 11 in both years
  • Sex offenses: 21 in 2015 (down from 24 in 2014)

See the entire report, including mapping of reported incidents by district, below. See a greater breakdown of stats on the FCPD website.

FCPD 2015

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