Local crime statistics are now available to the public.
Members of the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD) released the 2018 Crime Report on Thursday.
It was presented at the Charlie T. Deane Police Station, also known as the Central District Police Station, in Woodridge.
Community members can view the report online.
According to the report, the overall number of crimes decreased from 14 per 1,000 residents in 2017 to 12.9 per 1,000 citizens in 2018.
Murder, rape, robbery, burglary, agravated assault, larceny and motor vehicle theft are the seven crimes the police department uses to determine the crime rate.
Officials saw a decrease in burglaries, robberies, larcenies, aggravated assault and murder from 2017 to 2018. Motor vehicle thefts and the number of rapes that were reported increased.
Prince William County’s population rose by 4,331 residents to 460,457.
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