FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2018
Kraig Troxell, Media Relations and Communications Manager, 703-771-5278
Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625
Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported the lowest crime rate in Northern Virginia according to the Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control released by the Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG).
In 2017, the rate of serious crimes saw 8.065 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun County and is a 19% decrease in crime since 2012 when Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman took office.
Since 2012, Loudoun County continued to see extraordinary growth experiencing an increase of over 49,000 residents in just five years. The 2017 crime rate in Loudoun was the second lowest crime rate reported by the 23 regional law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC who partner with MWCOG.
“Prevention, enforcement, education and the diligent work of our deputies, detectives and civilian staff continue to have a significant impact on crime in the county,” noted Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman after reviewing the report.
The MWCOG Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control focuses on Part I offenses as defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigations including homicide, aggravated assault, rape, robbery, burglary, auto theft, and larceny. The report was released in September 2018 and found that total crime in the region declined for the fifth consecutive year. The report can be found online here.
MWCOG is an independent nonprofit association that is comprised of 24 local governments and 300 elected officials. The association brings together area leaders to address major regional issues.