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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Media Contact

Ashley Savage, 703-228-4331


Arlington County Holiday closing schedule

Press release from the county

Thanksgiving Holiday Closings Nov. 24 and Nov. 25

  • Arlington County Government offices, courts, libraries & facilities will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 24 & Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, for Thanksgiving.
  • Trash & Recycling Collections – Normal
  • Metered Parking – Not enforced

See the Holiday Schedule page for more information.

Media Contact

Lisa Van Wagner, 703-228-3269

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My Arlington real estate clients are the best

Helping my Arlington, Va clients meet their goals, one home at a time.

It’s really wonderful when I am able to help someone move to the next phase of their life. We reviewed the comps for Miriams’ home closely then priced it competitively. Miriam received multiple offers, well over asking and was able to get a quick close on her home.testimonial_miriam_catching

Yay!  If you would like to know what your home is worth, you can always contact me at 571-228-5656 or janejensen@comcast.net. My only job is to understand your real estate needs and goals and help you meet them.


Arlington, Va. June 2016 Real Estate Statistics

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Here are the real estate statistics for Arlington, Va for June 2016. Note that these statistics are taken from MLS sales and will not include for sale by owner sales or person to person transactions.

Takeaways:

Total volume is down year over year. If we look a little deeper into those numbers we’ll see that the price of detached homes is up, while the number of sold homes is down. Inventory is also down year over year so this tells us that sellers are getting more for their homes during a time of reduced inventory. The reduced inventory of detached homes is keeping the total sold volume down more then the prices.

The same cannot be said for attached homes (townhomes and condos). While the # of detached units sold went up, the prices came down almost 10%.  This is a signal to buyers that now might be a time where you can negotiate a bit on that condo if the unit is priced at or above recent market. Sellers should also be cognizant of this trend when pricing their home. If you are looking for a quick sale, consider pricing your home at or just below market.

Statistics are available for other Northern Virginia counties as well as Washington, DC. If you are interested in these numbers send me an email at janejensen@comcast.net or call 571-228-5656 and I will get you the stats.

 



What is that in the sky

It looks familiar but it isn’t something I’ve seen in the morning sky for a very, very long time. Could it be? Could it be? Maybe it is. The Sun, the Sun!!!!!! And it’s Bike to work day in Arlington, Va and the rest of the USA.  Go get ’em. IMG_6547

My Check in for #BTWD2016 is the East Falls Church Metro. Where’s yours? And…yes, that’s a dinosaur bell/horn on my bike. Don’t judge. 🙂

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Open House and Taste Of Arlington

Make sure to stop by my Open House at 2321 N. Quantico St. Arlington, Va. May 15 from 1-4. It’s a great home. 5 bedrooms, 2 car garage, finished lower level with wet bar, great yard and walk to Metro and Westover Village. What’s not to love. Priced at $1,150,000

Video at : https://youtu.be/nkuioXdNUMM.

After that make sure you visit the Taste of Arlington located in the Ballston neighborhood or Arlington, Va. Lots of food and drink available from 12-6. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. You can buy ten tickets for food and drink today for $35.00

http://www.ballstonbid.com/taste/tickets

Tomorrow the price will be $40.00.

Here’s a map of the festivities. TOA_Map_2016_v4

 

 


Bike to Work Day is Coming.

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Bike to work day is coming. It’s on Friday May 20th. What a great opportunity to get on your bike and explore a commuting alternative. Here in Arlington, Va we are fortunate to live in a very bike friendly community. Shirlington is the trail head for the very popular W&OD trail (other end is in Purceville), and also access to Four Mile which intersects with the very popular Mt. Vernon Trail. Many folks also enjoy a trip to Maryland (Bethesda) via the Capital Crescent Trail) DC is also full of of bike lanes and bikers are every where. If you register for Bike To Work Day and select a Pit Stop you will be eligible for food, fun and prizes. Go here to register:

http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

For anytime information on bike trails, maps, and any other questions you might have go here:

http://www.commuterconnections.org/commuting-resources/bicycling-resources/

Happy Biking.

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On The bike trail today May 14, 2016


Upgraded Condo in Shirlington Village.

Welcome to this wonderful loft style home located right in the heart of Shirlington Village. Walk to Harris Teeter, Signature Theatre, Movies, restaurants, library and so much more. Also right near the the trail head of the W&OD and Four mile bike/jogging trails. This home features some true advantages. Heated brick floor in bedroom. Yes, that’s right. Home is at ground level and features a separate entrance for easy bike access, dog walking etc. This is a great unit for anyone on the go. Garage parking space, storage bin, fitness center and outdoor pool too. Near DC, Mark Center and other commuting routes. Metro bus access. 2720 S. Arlington Mill Dr. #109.  Arlington, Va. Priced at $395,000 Call me at 571-228-5656. Or email Janejensen@comcast.net. Click subscribe above to stay on top of local real estate news.


6238 22nd Rd. N. Arlington. $699,000. 3 beds/2baths. Near Metro and Westover

Great little house in a cul-de-sac that is just .5 to the East Falls church Metro and .75 to the popular Westover Shopping Area which includes a library, hardware store, Westover Beer Garden, Lebanese Taverna, Lost Dog, The Italian Store and More.  3 beds, 2 baths, finished lower level + plenty of storage. Nice fully fenced back yard. This home will be priced at $699,000. You will want to see this. janejensen@comcast.net. 571-228-5656