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2017 Crime Statistics Present Mixed Picture in Reston, Fairfax County

by RestonNow.com April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 25 Comments

Overall crime in Fairfax County decreased 1.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Fairfax County Police Department this week.

In a statement, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said community engagement was critical to the reduction in crime.

“Community engagement, information sharing, accountability and public trust energize our partnerships that keep Fairfax County the safest jurisdiction of its size in the United States,” he said.

Crimes against persons rose three-point-eight percent in the county, compared to a four-point-six percent increase investigated by the Reston Police District Station. The county operates eight district stations.

Crimes against property, which include extortion, robbery, burglary and larcenies, decreased overall in every police district except McLean and Reston, where crimes against property increased from 2,292 to 2,429 incidents.

Overall in the county, crimes against society, which include offenses related to drugs, gambling, pornography and prostitution, rose by 9.6 percent. Reston saw a 4.2 percent decrease.

Two homicides — the murders of Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker days before Christmas — occurred in Reston in 2017.

A complete breakdown of data in Reston for 2016 and 2017 is below.

  • Mike M

    May I ask the legality of the residency for each perp?
    Or would that make me a hater worthy of immediate left wing censorship?

    • Hollywood

      I would.guess most of theze.were Irish or Irish inspired.

      • Mike M

        I think you know better.

      • RestonAssurance

        Those dirty leprechauns. The nerve to escape famine and starvation for survival.

    • David Ballard

      Go ahead and ask, if you can determine whom to ask. I suspect that you’d find what the statistics on this issue already show– immigrants (legal or not) commit fewer crimes per capita than the native born.

      It would be interesting, if not necessarily useful, to know if the few jurisdictions in the country which have worked to keep undocumented away have been rewarded for that effort with lower crime levels. I doubt that’s the case, but, if that were true, it might at least make the trope less tripe. And it would be interesting to know what unintended consequences followed.

      • Chuck Morningwood

        If they are here illegally, that’s a crime. If they work, that’s a crime. If they use govt services, that’s a crime.

        Basically, the crime rate for illegals is 100%

        • David Ballard

          Yet the fifth amendment doesn’t use the word “citizen.” It uses the word “person.” Are you saying that persons who happen to be in the U.S. don’t deserve fifth amendment protections in the United States when it comes to being “deprived of…liberty” without “due process”?

      • Mike M

        I think you might be the dreamer, or maybe your info is dated. Do you read the crime pages here? Have you gone to the courthouse and looked at the dockets on the walls? Are you in denial?

        • David Ballard

          You lost me, Mike. Are you just saying that you believe something to be true (and I’m assuming that that something is that those who are here illegally commit a lot of crimes) or that you know for a fact that those people you apparently follow closely in the crime pages or at the courthouse are here illegally?

          And if all those people you mention are actually here illegally and end up actually convicted of crimes, what does that mean statistically? I’m not being glib. I’m saying that you appear to be making unfounded generalizations that don’t advance any useful policy argument.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Regardless of whether or not they are convicted for their crimes, being here illegally, is a crime.

            You don’t have to be found guilty to be a criminal.

          • Mike M

            I am saying that a huge percentage of our crime is committed by people who were not born here, or they are first generation. Again, go to the court house and look at the dockets. Look at the local news stories. I am also going to tell you that our school systems face a similar strain from the same population. I am saying we ought to start looking at immigration and its true costs. Why wouldn’t we do that. Also, there is an effect on wages as well. There are many costs of having more non-native born people here than at any other time. And note, the problem is a flow, not a stock.

          • TheKingJAK

            It’s actually quite accurate to showcase the fact that anytime we allow a large number of people to migrate to any given area they do tend to coalesce and takeover. Whether it’s a group of foreigners moving to the U.S., or a group of citizens moving from one region to another, when it’s allowed to occur too quickly and in large numbers there ceases to be assimilation. Consequently, the area which the large number of migrants move to ends up resembling the very area which they left or fled from, and it goes without saying that this can end up being a horrible thing.

          • Mike M

            Just ask Squanto.

          • Willie Reston

            You say a huge percentage of Reston’s crime is perpetrated by foreigners and/or their offspring. Care to provide a little evidence to back up such a strong claim?

          • Mike M

            Read Reston Now.

          • Willie Reston

            Yeah, I guess that qualifies as “evidence” in Trumpworld. Who needs pesky data!

          • Mike M

            Are you saying Reston Now reports with bias in this regard? I don’t think so. Are you saying the court dockets have made up names? In fact, what I see in Liberals these days is that they have been convinced to ignore their own everyday observations in favor of what is served up to them. This is surely true for you. It’s true even true for intelligent and educated Liberals.

          • Kim C

            Court dockets are a reflection of the area, and we live in one of, if not, the most multicultural county in the U.S.. Prince William County, and Fauquier County (both of whom have much higher crime stats than Fairfax County) are overwhelmingly white. So would it be fair to say white people commit more crimes because crime is much higher in those predominately white counties? You find what you look for, and it seems as if you’re looking for evidence to back your mindset that people of color are criminals. The vast majority of all people are all doing the same thing, working to provide for themselves and their families.

          • Mike M

            I see what I see. But some observations make others nervous. They need to put up a wall of sophistry and equivocation. I had no expectations when I looked at the dockets. I also never said that “people of color are criminals.” So, yeah, maybe you are the one seeing things that aren’t there.

          • Kim C

            You’re the one who mentioned the “names” and “people who aren’t born here” (i.e. immigrants) on the docket, so keep your phoney sanctimony for someone who’s buying it. BTW- we are a mixing bowl nation, so a name on a docket doesn’t reveal citizenship status.

          • Mike M

            Kim when 90% of the names are Latin American or Middle Eastern, America we have a problem. Do you not believe we should fully understand the true costs of our immigration policies? Why not? Sanctimony? It’s all yours. All you have contributed to the discussion is “we are a mixing bowl society.” Others say immigration has it’s good side and refuse to acknowledge anything else. I say let’s keep our eyes wide open and not go broke in the name of artificial righteousness. A little water is not only good, it’s critical. Same may be true of immigration. But a firehouse up your left nostril might have bad effects. With more non-natives in the US than at ANY OTHER time, maybe it’s time to withdraw the firehouse?

          • Willie Reston

            Still no data or sources from low-caliber Mike, only half-witted bloviation. Huge surprise.

      • The Constitutionalist

        How could one possibly know if x crimes happened less often because y state took z stance on immigration law enforcement?

        What you can do, (yes, I’m aware this isn’t ONLY about illegal immigration) is superimpose the violent and property crime by state map against the diversity by state map and see there’s a pretty clear trend.

        Is it because of the diversity, who knows? It’s only a trend.

        I posted this at 8:03 AM, I give it til noon before I get called a bigot or racist at least three times.

  • Conservative Senior

    Why did Ms Bulova (BOS) not allow ICE representatives to talk & share info?
    Outrageous!

    • Tom

      I heard someone on NPR this afternoon refer to ICE’s request as a “stunt;” that it came from several Trump appointees who wanted to talk about MS13 and that that wasn’t what the meeting was about.

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