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Lafayette Police Department releases 2018 crime statistics

Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 12:34:57-05

The Lafayette Police Department has released its crime statistics for 2018.

The department says that they have seen a decrease in homicides, robberies, assaults, and thefts for 2018. Burglaries and auto thefts were the only reported increases for the department.

Statistics presented by the department show that homicides have dropped from 24 cases in 2017 to 9 in 2018.

Robberies were down nine percent with 158 cases reported in 2018. Statistics show a one percent decrease in assaults and thefts for 2018.

Burglaries climbed .7 percent in 2018 with auto thefts making a 29 percent jump from 293 cases reported in 2017 to 378 in 2018.

Rapes remained the same with 21 cases reported in 2017 and 2018.

The department shows that a total of 193,397 service calls were made in 2018 down from the 204,940 made in 2017.