Feb 8, 2013 8:34 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Reported crimes were up in the city of Lafayette by 2.4 percent last year. That's according to Uniform Crime Report statistics released Thursday by the Lafayette Police Department.
Most troubling - and most unpredictable, Police Chief Jim Craft said - is the number of homicides in 2012. The 12 homicides investigated by police are double the number recorded in 2011, an eight-year low.
Craft said his department was on track to have a better 2012, but crime spiked in the last quarter.
Of the 12 homicides investigated during 2012, two remain unsolved.
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