Chief of Lafayette police Jim Craft responds to 9% increase in crime in Lafayette

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Chief Craft says police need public's help in stopping crime in our area

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:58am

Crime is up in Lafayette according to the statistics of Lafayette police from 2013.  There is an overall nine-percent increase in crime in areas of rape, robbery, theft, and auto theft, which is a great concern to the department.  Chief Jim Craft says it's going to take more than just the police to fix this epidemic.

"We need the public's cooperation to reduce crime in this community.  We can't have a cop on every corner, we don't have enough people so if we don't know about it we can't do anything about it," says Chief Jim Craft, Lafayette police chief.

According to the report there were nine-thousand fewer calls to the police last year than in 2012.  Lafayette police are asking the community to be alert and aware of your surroundings, and let police know of any wrong-doing.  Along with the community's cooperation Lafayette police are meeting regularly to come up with new strategies that address the increases.

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