Summertime crime: is it blown out of proportion?

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:20pm

For years, people have heard that crime is worse in summer, and many in Shreveport firmly believe it.

However, the Shreveport Police Department doesn't fall into that group, saying that isn't the case.

In July 2012, there were 100 more crimes that in December of that year, but both murders and rapes were lower in July than December.

Shreveport Police do admit that some crimes might increase during summer months, but call them crimes of opportunity. For example more lawn mowers might go missing because more people are using them and leaving them outside.

For many in Shreveport, the type or reasoning behind any increase in crime doesn't matter, they just want the crime to stop.


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