Bossier City is a safer place to live thanks to the Bossier City Police Department.
According to statistics released Wednesday the total number of crimes decreased 4% in Bossier City in 2012 compared to 2011.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that the total number of reported crimes dropped in the city.
In 2012 there were a total of 10,098 crimes reported to the Bossier City Police Department. That figure is lower than the 10,534 crimes reported in 2011.
Chief Shane McWilliams says Bossier City also experienced a decrease in the number of violent crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault in 2012 compared to the previous year.
One additional burglary was reported in 2012 compared to 2011, while theft increased by about 8% in 2012.
- Murder 2011: 9 2012: 3
- Rape 2011: 27 2012: 22
- Armed Robbery 2011: 43 2012: 33
- Burglary 2011: 471 2012: 472
- Aggravated Assault 2011: 1,050 2012: 954
- Theft 2011: 2,074 2012: 2,237
- Auto Theft 2011: 156 2012: 143
- Total Major Crimes 2011: 3,830 2012: 3,864
Chief McWilliams said, "This reduction in crime is due to the hard work of the men and women of the Bossier City Police Department combined with a strong relationship that our residents have with our department."
Mayor Lorenz Walker also commends the police department for the reduction in crime. Mayor Walker said, "These lower crime figures are a testament to the continuing effort by our law enforcement officers to keep Bossier City safe."