Loudoun County, VA (July 16, 2015) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported the lowest crime rate in the region according to the Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control released this week by the Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG).
In 2014, the rate of serious crimes saw 8.307 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun and is a 17% decrease in crime since 2012 when Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman took office. The 2014 crime rate was the lowest crime rate reported by any of the 22 regional law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC who partner with MWCOG.
Part I crimes remain on a steady decline according to a recent report to be presented next week to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office quarterly significant incident report shows a 21% decrease in the number of serious crimes between January and July of 2014 and 2015.
“The continued decrease in serious crimes in the county is remarkable due to the continued extraordinary growth Loudoun is experiencing,” noted Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman. “I attribute this drop in crime to the diligent work of our deputies, detectives and civilian staff. Their enforcement, education, and prevention efforts are having a significant impact on crime,” Chapman added.
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 on July 8th and can be found online here.