- October 15 – While walking along Courthouse Road in Vienna, 15-year-old Elizabeth Morse is killed and 17-year-old David R. Hawks is mortally injured when they are struck by a downed power line.
- October 31 – 4-month-old Joseph Alexander bleeds to death in his crib in the family home at 6738 South Kings Highway in Alexandria after being bitten by rats on his feet.
- "Vienna Youth Dies of Accident Burns." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): B13. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Nov 15 1972. Web. 3 June 2012.
- Shaffer, Ron. "4-Month-Old Infant Dies of Rat Bites." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): C1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994). Nov 03 1972. Web. 19 Oct. 2011.
|Fairfax County by Year: 1972|
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