LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) — The Laurel Police Department has released its UCR statistics for the first six months of 2017.
The graph reflects a 5.6 decrease when comparing stats for January through June 2016 and 2017, according to officials.
Officers and staff of LPD say they realize a decrease in crime statistics does not necessarily minimize the the trauma felt by victims this year.
“We do believe that the statistics reflect a positive trend of crime reduction,” said LPD Captain Tommy Cox. “Through a continued partnership between the department and the community we hope hte trend extends through the remainder of 2017 and into the future.”