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Shreveport's overall crime rate drops

3 years 5 months 4 days ago April 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013 Thursday, April 25 2013 April 25, 2013 7:54 AM in News
Source: AP

SHREVEPORT- The latest statistics show the Shreveport's overall crime rate is on the decline.

The Times reports there was a 9 percent reduction in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the first quarter of last year.

When broken down by types of crimes, most notable is a drop in burglaries - residential and business. The rate of violent offenses - which include homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults - took a slight dip.

But there's been a 75 percent jump in homicides alone when compared with the same quarter in 2012. And the number of business robberies increased by 64 percent.

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