VSP: Violent crimes down; thefts, drug arrests, hate crimes up in Virginia

posted by Caroline J. Cook - 

May 23, 2018 - Virginia State Police has issued its annual "Crime in Virginia" report to show the rates and occurrences committed in towns, cities, and counties across the Commonwealth. 

The report breaks down criminal offenses by the reporting agency as well as arrests by jurisdiction. 

Overall, state police said Virginia had a 3.9 percent decrease in violent crime (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) compared to the previous reporting period.

Property crime in Virginia, including burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, also decreased by 2.6 percent when compared to the previous year.

Click HERE for 2017 crime figures from ABC-13 WSET.

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