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1:06 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Map: Jefferson County Traffic Deaths Spike 29 Percent in 2013, Bucking Kentucky's Downward Trend

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Traffic deaths in Jefferson County spiked 28.7 percent in the last year, despite a decline in the rest of Kentucky.

In 2013, 85 people have died in traffic accidents in the county, with less than a week before year's end, according to Kentucky State Police's traffic statistics. Sixty-six people died in Jefferson County traffic accidents in 2012.

The increase has no single, specific reason, said Lt. Joe Seelye, traffic unit commander for Louisville Metro Police, which investigated all but a few of the accidents.

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7:47 am
Sun December 15, 2013

A Year Later, Louisville Woman's Murder Remains Unsolved, Unexplained

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It took one, very long sleepless night to complete that crystal-encrusted costume.

“Jesus,” Terrance Williams says. “We stayed up all night putting diamonds on that black shirt.”

Williams’ best friend, Cheryl Williamson, was competing in the 2011 Miss Omega Pageant at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and she demanded perfection before she’d take the stage.

“I always go to that video and watch it,” he says. “We all do, actually. It’s pretty funny.”

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7:14 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date

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The data is preliminary, but overall crime has declined slightly (about .5 percent) in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction this year through November, compared to the same time period last year, Chief Steve Conrad said.

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5:18 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest

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Racial disparities in marijuana arrests have more to do with the neighborhoods where Louisville Metro Police focuses its attention than with race, Chief Steve Conrad says.

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12:29 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad

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Statistics point to a declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville, but concerns about violence endure.

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9:17 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Map: Where Homicides Happened in Louisville to Date

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Louisville has seen fewer homicides three-quarters of the way through 2013 than it had during the same time period in 2012.

So far, 42 people have been the victims of homicide in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction. Last year, the number was 50 people. 

Here's a map of where homicides have happened in Louisville to date:

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8:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Where Homicides Happened in Louisville So Far in 2013

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Louisville Metro had fewer violent and property crimes committed in 2012 compared to 2011, but Police Chief Steve Conrad is still concerned.

One reason is an increase in homicides and aggravated assaults despite decreases in the other crime categories. Conrad told me earlier this week that trends from 2012 appear to be holding in 2013 through at least July.

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6:19 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease

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Complex factors play into crime rates, but Louisville Metro Police's efforts in community engagement, "intelligence-led" policing and targeting repeat offenders are helping drive numbers downward, Chief Steve Conrad told WFPL on Tuesday.

"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," Conrad said.

Conrad was speaking as the FBI released its annual set of national and local crime statistics. 

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1:10 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Overall Crime Drops in Louisville, but Homicides and Aggrevated Assaults Rise, FBI Says

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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 FBI statistics released this week.

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.

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11:00 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Where Homicides Have Happened in Louisville in 2013

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Last week, Louisville Metro Police officials gave the Metro Council an update on the the VIPER Unit, a new team created about a year ago to address the city's most violent persistent offenders.

Police officials told council members that the VIPER Unit has helped reduce violence. Murders are only one element of violence, but here's an update of how the city's homicide rate compares to last year.

In short: Things are about the same.

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