Below are two different charts that show certain statistics of Lorton, Virginia. The first is one is a chart showing how Lorton’s population has grown since the 1990s. This is important because that is around the time that the choice and reformation started of Lorton Prison into Laurel Hill. Below the first graph is a chart showing what the crime rates look like in Lorton. This could be important because that could be an indicator as to if they made the right decision in taking away the prison, but we see that the rate has remained relatively low which leads us to believe they are doing a good job enforcing the law even without the prison being open. In the first graph, we see that their population has continued to grow even after Laurel Hill Park opened, as it is a nice, wealthy town with a sense of community to it, especially when they are preserving a historic site but also making it useful for the society AND economy.