Overall, Alexandria’s Part 1 crime rate is down 9% compared to 2020, but it’s still 8% higher than 2019, according to recently released figures.
Police released the city’s Part 1 crime statistics for 2021, as of Dec. 7, and included are the reported numbers of homicides, rapes, robberies, auto thefts, larcenies, burglaries and aggravated assaults.
Burglaries saw the biggest increase in number this year, with 39% more than in 2020 and 50% more than in 2019. Aggravated assaults increased 3% when compared to 2020, and 10% more than in 2019.
All other Part 1 crime has gone down. There have been 10 reported rapes so far this year, 16% less than in 2020 and 50% less than in 2019; Auto thefts have gone down 32% when compared to 2020, but just 5% more than in 2019; and with the holidays weeks away, larcenies are down 9% so far compared to last year, but 7% higher than in 2019.
The below numbers are not finalized and are subject to change.
Alexandria police are investigating a possible home invasion robbery near Mark Center.
A woman reportedly told police she was tied up and robbed during an early morning home invasion on Saturday in the 1400 block of Catlin Lane. Police responded to her residence around 5:15 a.m. after she said she had been hog tied and robbed of her car and personal items by two men armed with a gun.
Detectives searched for clues and the suspects amid a large police presence in the area.
Via social media this morning police described the crime as a burglary, not a robbery, however.
NOTIFICATION:: Officers are in the 1400 block of Catlin Lane for a burglary investigation. No injuries were reported. Expect a heavy police presence in the area.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) December 4, 2021
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