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Lafayette PD: Decrease seen in number of homicides in 2018

Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 11:50:23-05

The Lafayette Police Department has released the number of homicides the department worked in 2018.

In 2018, the Lafayette Police Department says they have investigated a total of 12 homicides within the parish. The department reports that 11 arrests have been made in their respective cases and that the city has seen a 50 percent decrease in homicides compared to 2017.

“As the year comes to a close, it’s encouraging to be able to report less violent crime occurring in Lafayette and it makes us hopeful for a bright future,” says Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard.

LPD says they attribute the successful arrest rate to the cooperation received from citizens. The LPD says their focus on building partnerships between community leaders, civic organizations, and the police department have all been in an effort to identify and solve specific problems within the community.

Despite the decrease, Chief Aguillard says there is still more work to be done. “We look forward to continuing to work with our community to improve quality of life for all.”