BRPD release 2013 crime stats

BRPD release 2013 crime stats

POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 1:56pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm

The number of major crimes in Baton Rouge in 2013 decreased by 7.39 percent when compared to 2012, according to crime figures submitted to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

Violent Crimes Against Persons (murder, rape, robbery and assault) dropped by 15.03 percent as compared to 2012, while Crimes Against Property (burglary, larceny, arson, and motor vehicle theft) dropped by 5.83 percent.

Overall clearance declined slightly from 18.61 percent in 2012 to 17.19 percent in 2013, which is a 1.42 percent decrease. 

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