New Uniform Crime Statistics released by the Lafayette Police Department indicate a slight drop in total crimes during the past year. That slight 2 percent drop in overall crimes is offset by a 122 percent increase in homicides and a 90 perent increase in forcible rape during 2015. Auto Thefts were down by one incident from 406 to 405 thefts from the previous year.

The chart below illustrates the crime rates of 2014 as compared to 2015.

UCR Crime

2014

2015

%

Homicide

9

20

+122%

Forcible Rape

10

19

+90%

Robbery

247

167

-32%

Assault

2103

1983

-6%

Burglary

1186

1014

-15%

Theft

5208

5334

+2%

Auto Theft

406

405

0%

Totals

9170

8942

-2%

Arrest under 18

905

766

-15%

Adult Arrest

10250

11153

+9%

Totals

11155

11919

+7%

Calls for Service

238865

226805

-5%