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FBI released 2014 crime stats for Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The new numbers from the FBI will hopefully help Baton Rouge residents sleep a little easier tonight.

The numbers show authorities closed more cases in 2014 than in 2013. According to the FBI's 2014 crime figures, major crimes in the Capital City dropped more than eight percent.

The numbers also show crimes like burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft dropped more than nine and a half percent.

Violent crimes, like murder, rape, robbery and assault also dropped, but only slightly.

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