Lafayette Sheriff’s Office releases 2013 crime statistics

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The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has released crime statistics for 2013.

The total number of reported crimes in 2013 saw an 8.2 percent increase from 2012. That includes increases in the numbers of rapes, robberies, thefts, and vehicle thefts.

The most alarming statistic was the number of thefts in 2013, with 200 more thefts reported than in 2012.

The news wasn't all bad though as 2013 did see a drop in the number of homicides, assaults, burglaries, and arsons from the previous year.

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