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August 2014 Monthly Crime Report

Welcome to the Arlington Crime Maps monthly report for August of 2014. We’ll start with an overview of all crime as reported by Arlington PD’s daily crime report for the month of August, 2014. Then we’re going to look at the most frequent crimes and the neighborhoods with the most reported crime, and how those totals compare to previous months.

August 2014 Totals

The Arlington County Police Department reported 375 crimes for the month of August 2014, down fourteen percent from the previous month.

Month Count % Change
May 2014 425 -
Jun 2014 423 -
Jul 2014 399 -5
Aug 2014 340 -14

Ten Most Frequent Crimes

The ten most frequently reported crimes for August 2014, which account for 77% of all crime reported, are:

Crime Count
Grand Larceny 62
Assault & Battery 54
Destruction Of Property 41
Petit Larceny 32
Larceny From Auto 29
Stolen Vehicle 13
Larceny 12
Trespassing 9
Burglary 7
Grand Larceny From Auto 7

Monthly totals for the preceeding 3 months

Here are the totals for the preceeding 3 months for those ten most frequently reported crimes in August 2014:

Crime May 2014 Jun 2014 Jul 2014 Aug 2014
Grand Larceny 57 67 66 62
Assault & Battery 56 51 55 54
Destruction Of Property 50 52 40 41
Petit Larceny 40 32 30 32
Larceny From Auto 19 28 28 29
Stolen Vehicle 4 10 13 13
Larceny 14 20 16 12
Trespassing 5 5 10 9
Burglary 15 9 15 7
Grand Larceny From Auto 0 0 4 7

Top 5 neighborhoods by reported crime count

The top 5 neighborhoods for reported crime count for August 2014 were:

Neighborhood Count
Aurora Highlands 71
Clarendon - Courthouse 39
Ashton Heights 21
Douglas Park 19
Radnor/Ft.Myer Heights 16

Please note: I’m using the neighborhood names designated by Arlington County which, is not always in line with that a place is regularly referred to by residents. Arlington County calls Aurora Highlands ( map here ) could easily be called Crystal City or Pentagon City.

Montly totals for the preceeding 3 months

The top 5

Neighborhood May 2014 Jun 2014 Jul 2014 Aug 2014
Aurora Highlands 76 79 80 71
Clarendon - Courthouse 25 33 32 39
Ashton Heights 22 20 17 21
Douglas Park 19 26 16 19
Radnor/Ft.Myer Heights 19 16 20 16

Crime Map

Finally, lets look at a point map of all reported crime in Arlington Count for August 2014. Red dots are personal crime (rape, robbery, assult, etc) while blue dots are property crimes (larceny, burglary, stolen vehicles, etc).

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