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February 06 11:27 AM

Bossier City releases 2013 crime stats

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 Bossier City saw an increase in the total number of reported crimes in 2013 due mostly to a significant increase in the number of reported shopliftings at a local retailer, according to crime statistics released today by the Bossier City Police Department.

In 2013 there were a total of 10,529 crimes reported to the Bossier City Police Department compared to 10,098 in 2012. Much of that increase comes from a jump in the number of shoplifting cases at the Walmart store in the 2500 block of Airline Drive.

The store reported 94 shopliftings in 2012 while in 2013 the number came in at 477, an increase of 407%. The increase is attributed to the store enacting a more aggressive approach to targeting and catching suspected shoplifters. Shopliftings are classified in the theft category.

 In other major crime categories - Bossier City police investigated 6 murders in 2013, up 3 from the previous year. The number of rapes, armed robberies, aggravated assaults, and auto theft also rose while burglaries were down.

 

2012

2013

Murder

3

6

Rape

22

23

Armed Robbery

33

40

Burglary

472

469

Aggravated Assault

280

333

Theft

2,237

2,790

Auto Theft

143

162

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