Lafayette Police reports 4% decrease in crime in 2016

KLFY File Photo
KLFY File Photo

The following is a news release from the Lafayette Police Department:

Lafayette, LA – Crime Statistics for 2016 have been released by the Lafayette Police Department. There has been a 4% drop in the total reported crime rates within the City of Lafayette. Decreases in 2016 included the crimes of Homicide, Robbery, Assault, Theft and Auto Theft. Increases included Forcible Rape and Burglary.

The start of two new special operation teams by Chief Reginald Thomas which included the Lafayette Police Special Investigation Unit and the C.O.P.S. Unit, have greatly contributed to the decrease in some of the reported areas.

Below is a chart illustrating the comparison between crimes from September 2015 to August 2016.

 

UCR Crime 9/14-8/15 9/15-8/16 %
Homicide 17 16 -6%
Forcible Rape 17 20 18%
Robbery 186 164 -12%
Assault 2010 1943 -3%
Burglary 1049 1066 2%
Theft 5045 4798 -5%
Auto Theft 392 367 -6%
Totals 8716 8374 -4%
   
Arrest under 18 788 732 -7%
Adult Arrest 10609 11114 5%
Totals 11397 11846 4%
   
Calls for Service 256559 239900 -6%

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