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Notes: Violent crime (mostly) declining in Mount Vernon, just south of Alexandria

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(Updated 11/29) For the most part, violent crime has been declining over the last year in Mount Vernon, the area of Fairfax just south of Alexandria.

Mount Vernon news site On the MoVe said crime data from January through September of this year shows that most types of crime have declined compared to previous years.

Homicides spiked last year, with six homicides in the same time frame in 2022, while this year that’s gone back down to two homicides (the same as it was in 2020 and one fewer than in 2021).

On the MoVe noted that the Mount Vernon Police District accounted for less than one-seventh of the county’s total homicides for this year, as compared to one-third of the homicides last year.

Aggravated assaults also declined from 110 to 103, though that’s still higher than the 66 and 82 aggravated assaults in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Robberies had a similar decline from last year, from 94 robberies to 85.

The one increase was rapes, which increased from 15 last year to 19 in 2023.

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