Police Chief Alan Crump announced Tuesday that there has been a 25 percent decrease in homicides for the city of Shreveport.
Chief Crump released the second quarter crime statistics from April through June during a news conference.
Before Crump discussed the crime number he said it sickened him what has happened in the city the last couple of days.
Crump wants individuals to know that SPD will pursue you until they apprehend you and bring you to justice.
Crump said there was a 25 percent decrease in homicides from the second quarter compared to the end of the second quarter last year.
Crump added that in all other categories of crime there were double digit decreases:
- 38 percent decrease in rape
- 20 percent decrease in robbery
- 18 percent decrease in residential burglaries
- 5 percent increase in business burglaries
- Property crimes number remained the same
Crump said officers are rearresting many people because they are repeat offenders. He said as of June 30 SPD has arrested over 500 people for misdemeanors.
Crump also said citizens can help reduce crimes by locking their vehicles. He said guns, money, credit card and identities would not be stolen if people simply locked their vehicles.
In addition Crump thanked citizens for submitting tips to help catch criminals.
Crump said SPD will be holding a number of community meetings to address crime and other resident concerns.
The first community meeting will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the David Raines Community Center.
The meetings will be held each Thursday at the same time at different community centers throughout the city.
Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump will lay out the crime statistics from April through June later today.
The new conference will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Chief’s Foyer, located on the first floor of the Shreveport Police Complex at 1234 Texas Avenue.
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Chief Crump will also announce a series of community meetings that will be hosted by the department over the next seven weeks to discuss crime and public safety in our city.
The first of those community meetings will be held at the David Raines Community Center in the 2900 block of Round Grove Lane on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.