Crime in Arlington, Va continues downward trend

The Following is a Release from the Arlington County Police Department:

 

Police Release 2016 Annual Report

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department has released the 2016 Annual Report, highlighting the many endeavors the men and women of this department undertake to maintain Arlington County as a safe place to live, work and visit. Last year the agency adopted three key initiatives to guide staff as we continue to deliver professional police services to our community. These initiatives are community engagement, transportation safety, and crime prevention and control. In recognition of our commitment to keeping the Arlington community informed and engaged, this annual report reflects accomplishments in each initiative.

Among the information in the annual report is the 2016 crime statistics. Arlington’s overall crime rate, which is comprised of Part I offenses as defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, decreased by 2.4% in 2016. The grand total of Part I offenses (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) was 3,512 in 2016, down from 3,628 in 2015. Over the last five years, the overall crime rate in Arlington County has continued to trend downward.

The majority of crimes reported to the Arlington County Police Department are Part II offenses which encompasses various felony and misdemeanor crimes. Part II offenses decreased marginally by 0.34% from 7,313 in 2015 to 7,288 in 2016. Additionally, calls for service received by the Police Department dropped by 4.5% from 87,475 in 2015 to 83,511 in 2016.

Traffic statistics also reflected a decrease in 2016 as there were 140 fewer reportable crashes than in the previous year. Crashes involving bicycles decreased by 30.4% from 46 in 2015 to 32 in 2016. While there were 24 more reportable pedestrian involved crashes in 2016 than in the previous year, the number of reported incidents have remained relatively consistent over the last five years. In 2016, there were zero pedestrian, bicyclist, or driver fatalities investigated by the Arlington County Police Department.

The Arlington County Police Department remains committed to proactively policing our neighborhoods to prevent and reduce crime, building strong partnerships with the community and effectively communicating to ensure the public’s trust. By working together with our citizens, we can continue to maintain the safety of Arlington County.

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Ashley Savage, 703-228-4331

Happy Home Seller in Alexandria, Va

Congratulations to our happy home seller of 2508 N.Chambliss St. Alexandria, Va. This home had been previously listed by three other realtors and my partner (Leslie Hutchison) and I sold it very quickly for over asking. Listed for $699,000 and sold for $705,000. Strategy, marketing, and negotiation were key components in the process that culminated in a real estate transaction that both buyer and seller were very satisfied with. If you would like to see similar results for the sale of your home in Northern Virginia give us a call and let us show you how we can effectively market your home to get you similar results.

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Call Jane Jensen at 571-228-5656 or email me at janejensen@comcast.net and let us help you get the most for your home too!

Open House in N. Arlington May 7th 1-4

Looking for real estate in Arlington, Va. Need a nice short commute to DC. Come join me at this lovely home at 3827 N. Tazewell St. Arlington, Va. 22207

This beautiful townhome features 4 full bedrooms (3 up and 1 in walk out Lower Level), Spacious dining room, step down living room with fireplace. Master Bedroom with lovely bath and fireplace.

Elevator to all three floors.

Lower level walk out to private stone patio backing to grassy area and trees. It’s hard to find this much real estate in Arlington for the price of $1,050,000. 10 minutes across Chain Bridge to DC, easy access to Mclean/Tysons/Arlington.

For a private showing contact me at 571-228-5656 or janejensen@comcast.net

New Listing and Open house in Annandale, Va.

Open 1-4 Sunday April 30, 2017. Like to garden? Entertain? This may be the home for you. This freshly painted 3 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half-bath home is located in the Broadvale section of Annandale, Va. Wander the trails in the .70 lot and admire the beautiful azeleas, dogwoods and other wonderful plantings. Home is light and bright. Living room features hardwoods and a fireplace, there is a family room off the kitchen and the living room fireplace opens up to the family room as well. A lower level rec room with walk out, and lots of storage round out this lovely home. Listed at $510,000. Convenient to 495 and Rt. 66.

Open 1-4 Sunday April 20th, 2017. 3503 Beverly Dr. Annandale, Va. 22203-1163.

If you would like to schedule a private showing, please contact me at janejensen@comcast.net or 571-228-5656. Don’t forget to click the “subscribe”  link above to stay up on all the latest Northern Virginia Real estate News.

 

Awesome Deal on Patio Furniture cushions in Alexandria, Va.

I just wanted to share this awesome deal (I think) that I got on outdoor Patio Cushions. The ones on my screened porch furniture were really old and really rough so I started looking for replacement cushions. Mine were large so I needed what they call deep seating cushions. They are VERY EXPENSIVE. Each cushion (back or seat) ranged in price from $69-$200…..EACH. Eight cushions could have set me back almost as much as I paid for the whole furniture set of two chairs and sofa. I found these cushions at Lowe’s in Alexandria for $49.98 for a set of the seat AND back cushion…..I know…right. I couldn’t believe it, and they have lots of different colors and styles. Here’s a link to website where I found them. https://www.lowes.com/pl/Patio-furniture-cushions-Patio-cushions-pillows-Patio-furniture-Outdoors/4294415673?searchTerm=patio+cushions

I did go to the store to pick them up and they had to get boxes down from the top shelves for me to get my needed 4 sets of two cushions.

If you are looking for replacement patio cushions, and you are in Northern Virginia, I would definitely check them out.

Open House in N. Arlington April 23. 1-4

Please join me at an open house from 1-4 today at 3827 N. Tazewell St. Arlington, Va. This large elevator townhouse is the picture of elegance. 4 (3 upstairs and 1 in lower level) spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Walk out lower level to beautiful patio that backs to grassy area and trees. Minutes to Chain Bridge and DC. $1,050,000.00. Contact me directly at janejensen@comcast.net or call/text 571-228-5656

Open House Sunday April 9 1-4 1/2 Acre private property in Alexandria

Beautiful large colonial with two car garage situated on a private 1/2 acre lot. Large outdoor pavilion with built in grill and smoker. Play set for kids, gardens, sheds and more. This fantastic home is listed for $699,900. You will not want to miss the chance to see this home. Property lots are in Alexandria City and Fairfax.  2508 Chambliss St. Alexandria, Va.

For Sale! N. Arlington Townhome, 5 minutes to DC

Looking for a 4 bedroom spacious home that is just a short 5 minute commute to DC and is less than $1.5M. Look no further. This luxurious townhome will knock your socks off and we will be going to market at $1,050,000 on April 6, 2016. We are holding a Broker’s Open preview today. If you are not a realtor you can still come by and see the home or call/text/email me for your own preview. 571-228-5656, janejensen@comcast.net

Eat in kitchen, large dining room, large living room with gas fireplace and gorgeous windows backing to a parklike setting, 4 bedrooms (3 up and one in the walk out lower level) and 3.5 baths.

Professional photos will be here tomorrow. tazewellbrokersopencolor

Congratulations to First Time buyer Ashley

Ashley is clearly excited about the purchase of her first home in March 2017 in Falls Church, Va. It’s a big step but the best way to build a strong financial base for her future. Ashley’s new home is located near the Mosaic district in Merrifield where she will be able to shop and meet her friends for food and drinks at the many popular restaurants.

Buying your first home can be a little intimidating. It doesn’t matter whether you are spending $200,000 or $2,000,000. Want to feel as good as Ashley about your first purchase? Work with a realtor who can provide experience, wisdom and guidance along the way. 571-228-5656. janejensen@comcast.net  I love first time buyers. It’s one of the more rewarding experiences of being a realtor.

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