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EBR major crimes down in 2010

4 years ago June 02, 2011 Jun 2, 2011 Thursday, June 02 2011 Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:12:26 AM CDT in News
Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Major crimes in East Baton Rouge Parish fell by more than eight percent last year, according to numbers released by the sheriff's office today.

They reported an overall decrease of 732 major crimes in the parish when compared to 2009. Crimes against people were down more than 21 percent, while crimes against property were down seven percent.

Major crimes include murder, negligent homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft and arson.

EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said major reported crimes had increased 2.11 percent in 2009, after seeing a decrease of 10.46 percent in 2008.


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