The Lafayette Police Department has released its crime statistics for 2012. While crime did go up overall by 2.4%, there were some positives.

For example, the number of rapes reported in 2012 from 2011 were down by 27%, as well as reported robberies and auto thefts, each by 13%, and assault by 2.5%. But reported homicides doubled over the past year, and reported burglaries and thefts went up by 11% and 4%, respectively.

Also, the totals calls for service increased by 4%.

Here is a comparison chart for 2011 and 2012, as issued by Lafayette Police:

UCR Crime

2011

2012

%

Homicide

6

12

+100%

Rape

15

11

-27%

Robbery

232

202

-13%

Assault

2365

2306

-2.5%

Burglary

1194

1330

+11%

Theft

5040

5244

+4%

Auto Theft

277

241

-13%

Totals

9129

9346

+2.4%

Arrest under 18

1,144

1177

+3%

Adult Arrest

12,804

11228

-12%

Totals

13948

12405

-11%

Calls for Service

233835

243020

+4%