Chief Eric Christensen reports significant successes in his department’s fight against crime in Lafayette – with car and residential burglaries down over the first three months of 2015 when compared to the same period the previous year.
There were three residential burglaries in Lafayette the first three months of the year, Christensen reports, compared to 13 break-ins reported the first three months of 2014 – a whopping 75 percent reduction.
Police credit the favorable decrease in crime statistics to increased community awareness, use of modern surveillance systems, and the fact that criminals tend to spread the word amongst like-minded individuals when something isn’t working for them.
Despite the advances, however, the chief reports an upward spike in the number of car thefts in the city – with nine cars stolen so far this year over four in the same period last year. The thieves, police say, like older, 90’s vintage Hondas.