JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department released their initial crime statistics for 2017, and the data shows a significant decrease in reportable offenses.
According to the report, in 2017, Jefferson Parish experienced a 10.4 percent decrease in reportable offenses. Jefferson Parish Public Information Officer Jason Rivarde said this is only the second time a double-digit decrease has been reported in a year for which data is completely available.
Last year also saw the fewest number of reported offenses since JPSO began recording and reporting statistics to the FBI in 1974, according to the report.
According to the report, the crime rate, or rate of reportable offenses per 100,000 in population, is less than half of that reported in 1980, and just over a third of that reported in 1990.
All required population data was captured from census data:
Part 1 Offense Rate Per 100,000: