Drugs push Fairfax County crime stats up slightly

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Crime rose 2-percent in Fairfax County between 2015 and 2016.  Drug crime had the largest gains, according to numbers released Wednesday by county police, rising 27-percent last year.

Looking at the numbers

2015           2016

Drug crimes                4,728           5,718

Assaults                       7,327            7,534

Homicides                        13                  19

Sex crimes                      236               276

Burglaries                       831                830

Auto thefts                      763                851

Robberies                        451                461


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.