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Sep 15, 2010 5:23 PM by Kate Mundy

Violent Crimes Down in Lafayette and Louisiana

Violent crimes are down in Louisiana, the rates fell five-percent from 2008 to 2009.

The FBI released the data which shows Lafayette violent crimes dropping from 1,276 to 1,115. The numbers include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary ,larceny and arson. There were seven murders in Lafayette in 2009, compared to ten the year before and almost 30 fewer rapes.

The rate however is up in Baton Rouge, which had more violent crimes than New Orleans.

2009 NUMBERS
City Pop. Viol.crime Murder Rape Robbery Aggr. assault Property crime Burglary
Lafayette 113,868 1,115 7 46 286 776 7,451 1,407

2008 NUMBERS
Lafayette 113,770 1,276 10 73 307 886 6,766 1,421

2009 NUMBERS
City Pop. Viol.crime Murd Rape Robbery Aggr. assault Property crime Burglary
Jennings 10,483 67 0 7 12 48 366 76

2008 NUMBERS
Jennings 10,496 60 3 5 6 46 322 78

OTHER CITIES FOR 2009
Broussard 7,973 42 2 2 10 28 590 172
Crowley 13,865 88 2 5 24 57 583 173
Eunice 11,501 67 1 7 5 54 676 192
Jeanerette 5,871 12 0 0 2 10 135 47

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