WASHINGTON – Crime has dropped to historically low levels in Alexandria, police say.
Homicide, rape, aggravated assault burglary, larceny and auto thefts dropped by more than 9 percent in 2012 from 3,612 incidents to 3,283.
There were no murders in Alexandria last year.
“We remain committed to keeping crime low and maintaining a safe and vibrant community,” Chief of Police Earl L. Cook says in a statement.
It’s the lowest crime rate for the city since 1966, officials say.
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