Fairfax County Releases Crime Statistics for 2010 Using New System
Posted on May 08, 2011
Last month the Fairfax County Police Department released 2010 crime statistics, using a new reporting system. There were a total of 17,453 crimes, including 16 murders, 74 rapes, and 394 robberies. Under the old system, if a number of crimes were committed during one incident, only the most serious was reported. With the new system, which is the federal standard, every crime committed, even during the same incident, is reported. Therefore, it isn't statistically accurate to compare the 2010 numbers to previous years' data.