Statistics show BRAVE is working well

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The BRAVE program is working well.

That's according to a report released by LSU.

BRAVE or the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program started in the summer of 2012 concentrating primarily in the crime-ridden zip code of 70805.

Statistics released  by LSU show every day in 2013 in 70805 was less violent than every day in 2012 on average.

Now organizers are trying to expand the program into 70810 -- the Gardere area.

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