Loudoun County has the lowest crime rate of all the D.C. area jurisdictions that partner with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Each year, COG compiles regional crime data from 24 police departments and sheriff’s offices located across Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia to produce the Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control.
Loudoun’s serious crime rate in 2019 was 6.6 crimes per 1000 residents in 2019, the lowest reported rate in the region. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office notes that this a 34% decrease in crime from seven years prior.
“We are proud of our strong partnerships with our community that have attributed to this decrease in crime,” said Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman.
While continuing to rank as one of Virginia’s fastest-growing localities, Loudoun’s vibrant sense of community cohesion makes the county a great place to live.