Overall, crime statistics released by the Lafayette Police Department show that there was a five percent decrease in crime from 2015 through 2016 in the city of Lafayette.

The Lafayette Police Department released a report about the year to year comparison of crimes reported in the Hub City.

There were four fewer homicides in 2016 versus 2015. There were sixteen homicides in the city last year as compared to 20 homicides being recorded in 2015.

There was also a decrease in the number of reported robberies (down 11 percent), assaults (down 3 percent), theft cases (down 6 percent) and auto theft cases (down 5 percent.

The same number of rapes were reported in both 2015 and 2016. There nineteen reported rape cases.

There was a one percent increase in the number of burglaries reported in Lafayette from 2015 through 2016. In 2015, there were 1,014 burglaries and that bumped up one percent in 2016, to 1,025.

In a year to year comparison, there was a four percent drop in the number of calls received by the Lafayette Police Department for service. The number of calls for service went from 226,805 to 218,820.