statistics http://wfpl.org en Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-we-have-more-work-do-despite-crime-decrease <p>Complex factors play into crime rates, but Louisville Metro Police&#39;s efforts in community engagement, &quot;intelligence-led&quot; policing and targeting repeat offenders are helping drive numbers downward, Chief Steve Conrad told WFPL on Tuesday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;We believe that the work of the men and women that are out there doing the job is important and their efforts do have an impact on crime, but there are so many other external factors that often are beyond our control,&quot; Conrad said.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:19:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 6872 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease Overall Crime Drops in Louisville, but Homicides and Aggrevated Assaults Rise, FBI Says http://wfpl.org/post/overall-crime-drops-louisville-homicides-and-aggrevated-assaults-rise-fbi-says <p>The number of violent crime in Metro Louisville decreased 2.4 percent from 2011 to 2012, and property crime decreased 10.5 percent during the same time period, according to new<a href="http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/september/latest-crime-stats-released/latest-crime-stats-released"> FBI statistics released this week.</a></p><p>Homicides—as defined by the FBI—increased from 48 to 62 from '11 to '12 and aggravated assault increased 8.4 percent, the FBI said. But robberies decreased 15 percent and "forcible rape," as the FBI calls it, decreased 19.4 percent.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:10:06 +0000 Joseph Lord 6862 at http://wfpl.org Overall Crime Drops in Louisville, but Homicides and Aggrevated Assaults Rise, FBI Says