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Stats show decrease in crime in Baton Rouge from 2012 to 2013

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the number of crimes committed in the city dropped from 2012 to 2013.

Officials said the crime stats submitted to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) showed a 7.39 percent drop in major crimes in Baton Rouge and a 15.03 percent drop in violent crimes against people. Those crimes included murder, rape, robbery and assault.

However, BRPD stated its clearance rate was slightly less in 2013 compared to 2012. The department's clearance rate fell by 1.42 percent.

 

CRIME STATS 


                                                                                2012            2013          Change

 

Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter                 66                49           -25.76

Manslaughter by Negligence                                     3                  5            66.67

Rape                                                                            64                74            15.63

Robbery                                                                   1033              974            -5.71

Assault                                                                     1343            1030          -23.31

Burglary                                                                    3826            3264         -14.69

Larceny (Theft)                                                         7751            7648          - 1.33

Auto Theft                                                                  482              506             4.98

Arson                                                                         187              114         -39.04

 

TOTAL MAJOR CRIMES                                       14755          13664         -7.39

 

CLEARANCE RATES


                                                                           Baton Rouge        Most Recent Nat. Avg.

 

Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter       ­­­­­       53.06%                       63.5%

Manslaughter by Negligence                                80.00%                         N/A

Rape                                                                          52.70%                       39.4%

Robbery                                                                     31.42%                       28.3%

Assault                                                                       43.11%                       53.6%

Burglary                                                                     10.66%                       11.3%

Larceny                                                                      14.81%                       20.7%

Auto Theft                                                                    5.73%                         9.9%

Arson                                                                         17.54%                       15.7%

 

TOTAL PART I CLEARANCE RATES                         17.19%                       20.7%

 

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