Lafayette Police have released the crime statistics they sent to the FBI this year.
Most law enforcement agencies report crime numbers to the feds on a bi-annual basis; the FBI then publishes crime stats for the nation online, breaking them down by city, parish/county and state. To see the FBI’s crime data, click here . These figures are for the city limits only. To see the stats from the sheriff for the unincorporated areas, click here .
Crimes against people were up, but crimes against property were down.
The numbers show increases in reported murders, rapes, robberies and assaults.
The numbers also show decreases in reported burglaries, thefts and auto thefts.
In 2015, there were 20 homicides reported, followed by 16 in 2016 and 24 in 2017.
In 2015, there were 19 rapes reported, followed by 19 in 2016 and 21 in 2017.
In 2015, there were 167 robberies, with 148 in 2016 and 175 in 2017.
Crimes against property were all down:
In 2015, there were 1014 burglaries reported, with 1025 in 2016 and 1011 in 2017.
There were 5334 thefts reported in 2015, followed by 5015 in 2015 and 4555 in 2017.
In 2015, there were 405 auto thefts reported, followed by 383 in 2016 and 293 in 2017.
The number of arrests was down.
In 2015, 10250 adults were arrested. In 2016, that number was up to 11,153. In 2017 it was down to 10,109.
In 2015, 905 juveniles were arrested; that number went down to 766 in 2016 and dropped further to 668 to 2017.
Here are the 2017 numbers broken down by month: