Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has announced the Parish's 2022 crime statistics, and the numbers show a strong trend. The Sheriff said in a statement that crime was down 11% in 2022. Including a 3% reduction in violent crime.

In the same statement, Sheriff Whittington said:

"These crime statistics show what can be achieved when citizens and law enforcement are committed to working together to make Bossier Parish a great place to live."

The report shows an overall crime reduction from 1,088 crimes in 2021 to 970 in 2022. Property crime in the Parish was also down 19% from 2021 to 2022. While Burglaries dropped 25% in the Parish, and Theft From Autos decrease by an incredible 41% from 2021 to 2022. Auto Theft also declined in 2022, down 26% from 2021.


The Sheriff praised his office's ‘Lock, Observe, Call’ (L.O.C) Program that started in 2018. According to the Sheriff, the L.O.C Program encourages citizens to lock their vehicles, something that many long-time Bossier residents have never felt the need to do until recently. He also credited Bossier patrol and JCAT (Joint Criminal Apprehension Team) Deputies for their work. The JCAT Deputies engaged in increased stops of suspicious vehicles and people during late hours in areas of "high opportunity" for crime.

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office

Perhaps the biggest number to highlight was the number of homicides that took place in Bossier Parish during 2022. That number was zero. No homicides in Bossier Parish for an entire year.

However there was a spot of concern according to the Sheriff. The number of reported rapes went up 24% from 2021 to 2022 in Bossier Parish. An increase from 40 to 53 between the two years.

The Sheriff had one more note of praise in helping to bring the crime numbers down. In his statement, he referenced the willingness and speed that Bossier residents are ready to share their home surveillance video footage with Deputies.

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