News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem


Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665
Email-kratcliff@LafayetteLA.gov​
 

 

Date/Time: 9/15/2016 2:00 PM
 
Lafayette Police Reports a 4% Decrease in Crimes
 

Lafayette, LA- Crime Statistics for 2016 have been released by the Lafayette Police Department. There has been a 4% drop in the total reported crime rates within the City of Lafayette. Decreases in 2016 included the crimes of Homicide, Robbery, Assault, Theft and Auto Theft. Increases included Forcible Rape and Burglary.

 
The start of two new special operation teams by Chief Reginald Thomas which included the Lafayette Police Special Investigation Unit and the C.O.P.S. Unit, have greatly contributed to the decrease in some of the reported areas.
 
Below is a chart illustrating the comparison between crimes from September 2015 to August 2016.
 
  
UCR Crime
9/14-8/15
9/15-8/16
%
Homicide
17
16
-6%
Forcible Rape
17
20
18%
Robbery
186
164
-12%
Assault
2010
1943
-3%
Burglary
1049
1066
2%
Theft
5045
4798
-5%
Auto Theft
392
367
-6%
Totals
8716
8374
-4%
 
 
 
 
Arrest under 18
788
732
-7%
Adult Arrest
10609
11114
5%
Totals
11397
11846
4%
 
 
 
 
Calls for Service
256559
239900
-6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

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