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Feb 2, 2010 4:41 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick

Lafayette Crime Stats Released: Many Crimes Down From 2008

The Lafayette Police Department is showing an overall reduction in all but one crime category over 2009 within the City of Lafayette. The category of Theft had an increase in numbers from the previous years. Police attribute the increase to the large number of car burglaries that occurred during the year. The Lafayette Police Department was able to make several car burglary arrests which cleared a number of these cases. Below is a chart with the 2009 Uniform Crime Report Statistics and its comparison to 2008.

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UCR Crime

2008

2009

%

Homicide

11

8

-27%

Rape

73

33

-55%

Robbery

307

285

-7%

Assault

2582

2465

-5%

Burglary

1421

1407

-1%

Theft

4840

5613

+16%

Auto Theft

506

433

-14%

 

 

 

 

Arson

32

25

-21%

 

 

 

 

Arrest under 18

1146

1213

+6%

Adult Arrest

10312

12447

+21%

Totals

11458

13660

+19%

 

 

 

 

Calls for Service

192940

204918

+6%

 

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