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SHERIFF WHITTINGTON RELEASES 2016 CRIME STATS

Posted: Mar 8, 2017 8:18 AM

Bossier Parish Remains "A Great Place to Call Home"

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington releases 2016 crime statistics for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office that reflect crimes in the unincorporated areas of the parish (excluding Bossier City, Benton, Haughton and Plain Dealing city limits).

“Once again, our statistics reveal just why Bossier Parish is a great place to call home,” said Sheriff Whittington. “We had no homicides last year, and the majority of our crimes against people were usually between families or friends.”

There were 973 crimes in the parish in 2016, comprising 485 person crimes and 488 property crimes. In 2015, there were 949 crimes, comprising 393 person crimes and 553 property crimes. Crime statistics for 2016 for Bossier Parish are:

*** PERSON CRIMES
HOMICIDE 0
RAPE 11
ROBBERY 3
BATTERY 413
ASSAULT 58
PERSON CRIMES TOTAL 485

*** PROPERTY CRIMES
BURGLARY RESIDENCE 40
BURGLARY BUSINESS 4
BURGLARY VEHICLE 120
THEFT 311
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 11
ARSON 2
PROPERTY CRIMES TOT 488

TOTAL CRIMES 973

“We strive daily to be proactive in our law enforcement roles, and having our deputies go into neighborhoods, getting to know our residents, and visiting our businesses creates a relationship between our deputies and the public we serve,” said Sheriff Whittington. “Our number one goal for every deputy, Posse and staff member remains public safety, and we are dedicated to courteous, professional and responsive – C.P.R. – service to the residents of Bossier Parish,” said Sheriff Whittington. “People expect that level of service…we are committed to providing it.”

If you ever know of criminal activity or are the victim of a crime, please don’t hesitate to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203 or Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100.