Prince William County see a rise in murders and overdose deaths


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — A rise in murders along with overdose deaths has been reported by Prince William County Police Department.

The annual report by officials has been released showing crime rates from 2019. According to the report the county has seen a rise in murders since 2017. When it comes to deaths due to drug overdoses, particularly for Opioid and Fentanyl overdoses the report revealed the rate of those deaths increased by more than 10% in 2019.

Rape, aggravated assault, robberies, vehicle theft, and larceny have all gone down since 2017 and robberies are down almost 14%, burglaries fell 7%, and vehicle theft fell almost 25%.

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