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Lafayette Parish Crime Statistical Data

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Crime Statistics for 2008 J F M A M J J A S O N D
CRIMINAL HOMICIDE
    Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Murder and
    Non-Negligent Manslaughter
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FORCIBLE RAPE
    Rape by Force 0 0 1 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 4
    Attempted Rape 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROBBERY
    Firearm 1 1 0 3 1 4 0 0 7 1 6 3
    Knife or Cutting Instrument 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
    Other Dangerous Weapon 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 1
    Strongarm -
    Hands, Fists, Feet, etc.
2 3 3 0 4 1 1 2 3 0 1 1
ASSAULT
    Firearm 2 3 6 2 12 2 14 9 10 5 5 2
    Knife or Cutting Instrument 8 8 6 3 4 5 4 9 9 7 3 1
    Other Dangerous Weapon 3 3 6 5 12 13 4 7 7 3 6 6
    Hands, Fists, Feet, etc
    - Aggravated
7 5 12 1 3 1 5 5 5 2 7 8
    Other Assaults - Simple 59 36 65 68 77 68 59 67 65 53 47 41
BURGLARY
    Forcible Entry 15 13 27 17 21 21 22 15 24 18 15 22
    Unlawful Entry - No Force 10 11 13 13 6 10 15 9 13 8 9 10
    Attempted Forcible Entry 1 4 0 2 0 1 1 3 4 4 3 2
THEFT / LARCENY
    Theft / Larceny 50 57 67 94 77 91 72 75 62 106 75 58
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
    Motor Vehicle Theft 14 20 16 13 20 18 20 13 20 21 14 10
ARSON
    Arson 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 3 2
TOTALS 173 166 224 228 243 238 221 217 232 233 197 171

The Louisiana Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program's primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country's leading social indicators. The American public looks to Uniform Crime Reports for information on fluctuations in the level of crime, while criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the press and other students of criminal justice use the statistics for varied research and planning purposes.

All quoted crime definitions are based on the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook; U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. The definitions are standardized for all law enforcement agencies in order to categorize and compare crimes between jurisdictions.

Crime Definitions

Homicide: "...the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human by another."
Rape: "...the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will."
Robbery: "...taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear."
Assault: "...an unlawful attack by one person upon another."
Burglary: "...the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft."
Larceny: "the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another."
Motor Vehicle Theft: "...the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle."
Arson: "Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc."

Note: Numbers included in this website are for the unincorporated parts of Lafayette Parish only. Data displayed on this website is obtained from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Records Section and the Lafayette Fire Department. All information provided in this report is subject to document inaccuracy and validity and should therefore be utilized with some amount of discretion.

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