Lafayette PD releases crime statistics for 2015

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The City of Lafayette saw a 2% decrease in total reported crimes in 2015 but an increase in homicides, forcible rapes, and thefts, according to uniform crime statistics released today by the Lafayette Police Department.

Crimes of robbery, assault, and burglary dropped last year.

Homicides more than doubled last year. Nine were recorded in 2014 and 20 were recorded in 2015.

Ten forcible rapes were recorded in 2014. There were 19 last year.

Thefts in the city were up slightly in 2015 with 5,334 incidents compared to 5,208 in 2014.

Below is a chart illustrating the comparison between crimes from 2014 to 2015, courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department.

UCR Crime 2014 2015 %
Homicide 9 20 +122%
Forcible Rape 10 19 +90%
Robbery 247 167 -32%
Assault 2103 1983 -6%
Burglary 1186 1014 -15%
Theft 5208 5334 +2%
Auto Theft 406 405 0%
Totals 9170 8942 -2%
   
Arrest under 18 905 766 -15%
Adult Arrest 10250 11153 +9%
Totals 11155 11919 +7%
   
Calls for Service 238865 226805 -5%

 

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