BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge Police release their official crime stats for 2011. According to the report major crime is up less than 1% from 2010.
Violent crime like rape and murder is down 2.6%. Crimes against property like burglary and motor vehicle theft are up 1.6%.
That report also states Baton Rouge's over all "solve" rate for crimes comes in at 22.2%. That's just over the national average for cities of Baton Rouge's size.
Baton Rouge Police report that overall serious crime dropped more than 30% over the past 11 years.
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