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Feb 13, 2013 8:21 AM by AP

Zachary police chief reports on 2012 crime rates

ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Crime in Zachary rose slightly by some measures and fell by others during 2012.

Police Chief David McDavid delivered the crime figures to the City Council on Tuesday.

Larceny thefts and burglaries increased slightly, from 258 thefts and 10 burglaries in 2011 to 368 and 26 in 2012, respectively.

Drug arrests also went up, from 92 to 99. There were 17 more assaults in 2012 for a total of 127. Four rapes occurred in 2012 and one in 2011. Overall, arrests of adults increased from 810 to 1,003.

However, the city also saw a decrease in drunken driving arrests, from 53 to 39. There was one homicide in 2011 and none in 2012. Robberies dropped from four in 2011 to none in 2012.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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