Overall crime in Shreveport is at one of its lowest points in 40 years. That's according to the city's 2012 crime stats.
Shreveport Police say last year was the 3rd lowest year in overall crime since the department started keeping record.
Burglaries were down 14%, aggravated assaults were down 4%, but the number of homicides remained the same as 2011.
Chief Willie Shaw says having more officers in community will make a difference in keeping crime stats low.
"We've turned into a community-oriented policing department," says Chief Shaw. "We've whole-heartedly bought into that on every level. We do that. We interact with the community. And what that does for us is have the community give us a call and let us know what's going on. And at some points in the past we didn't have those relationships."
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover commended the police department, saying they've done outstanding work during his time in office.