The overall percentage drop was 3.14 percent in violent crime, defined as homicides, assaults, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses.
Although the county saw a drop in assaults, homicides and kidnappings, it saw an increase in sex offenses from 304 to 320. The highest number of sex offenses in 2013, 61, took place in the Franconia police district.
Violent Crime Statistics for Fairfax County: 2012/2013/Difference/Percent Change
- Assault Offenses: 7,786/7,526/-260
- Homicide Offenses: 16/8/-8
- Kidnapping/Abduction: 142/135/-7
- Sex Offenses, Forcible: 298/312/14
- Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible: 6/8/1
TOTAL: 8,248/7,989: -3.14 percent
Every police district in Fairfax County (click here to see a map of your police district) saw a drop in assaults except for the Mount Vernon District. The Mount Vernon District had the highest number of assaults in the county in both 2012 and 2013, and saw an increase from 1,527 assaults in 2012 to 1,662 in 2013.
Here's a breakdown of the number of assaults in each police district in 2012 and 2013, from the lowest number to the highest.
ASSAULTS in 2012/2013
- Sully: 624/575
- Fair Oaks: 651/626
- Reston: 765/654
- McLean: 776/762
- Franconia: 1,086/1,068
- Mason: 1,158/1,116
- West Springfield: 1,115/1,007
- Mount Vernon: 1,527/1,662
Homicides in 2013, by police district:
West Springfield: 1
The county saw 320 sex offenses in 2013, 16 more than in 2012 (304).
Sex offenses in 2013, by police district:
Mt. Vernon: 58
West Springfield: 46
Fair Oaks: 36
Go here to see more of the Fairfax County Police Department Statistical Report.