Crime Hits Record Low In Jefferson Parish

Here's some welcomed news if you live, work or travel through Jefferson Parish.

The sheriff's office is reporting that crime hit a record low in the unincorporated areas in 2017, or at least since the department began compiling such data more than 40 years ago.

Overall crime was down last year by 10%, with the only increase in the category of reported rapes that shot up 39% compared to 2016.

The murder rate last year dropped 30%.

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