FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MWCOG Report: Loudoun County Reports Lowest Crime Rate in D.C. Area
Serious Crime Rate Dropped 34% in Loudoun between 2012 and 2019
Loudoun County, VA (September 9, 2020)-The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported the lowest crime rate of the 24 regional police departments and sheriff’s offices from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC who partner with Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG). The regional crime data is part of the Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control and was released by MWCOG this week.
In 2019, the rate of serious crime saw 6.6 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun County and is a 34% 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 76,000 residents.
“We are proud of our strong partnerships with our community that have attributed to this decrease in 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 today and found that total crime in the region declined for the sixth 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.