FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Serious Crime Rate Dropped 32% in Loudoun between 2012 and 2018
Loudoun County, VA (November 4, 2019)- 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) last month.
In 2018, the rate of serious crimes saw 6.8 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun County and is a 32% 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 66,000 residents. The 2018 crime rate in Loudoun was the second lowest crime rate reported by the 24 regional law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC who partner with MWCOG.
“This continued decease in crime is attributed to our strong partnerships with our community and the enforcement, education, and prevention efforts of our deputies, detectives and civilian staff. Together we are having a significant impact on crime,” 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 October 2019 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.