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PPSO Announces a 12% Drop in Reported Crime Offenses over the Past Two Years


Twelve Percent Crime Drop from 2021-2023


For Immediate Release


Belle Chasse, LA - Sheriff Gerald "Jerry" Turlich, Jr. proudly announces a twelve percent drop of reported crimes in Plaquemines Parish over the past two years while recording the lowest reported crime offenses since 2000.

In 2021, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office (PPSO) deputies responded to 482 "calls for service" reported under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) tracked by law enforcement agencies around the country, which are ultimately reported to the administrating agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The UCR crime statistics fall into seven categories: Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Burglary, Theft and Auto Theft. After a 9.1% drop in UCR offenses by responding to 438 crimes in 2022, Plaquemines Parish saw an additional 3.7% drop in crimes by responding to 422 crimes in 2023. The 422 reported crimes in 2023 are the lowest submitted since PPSO started reporting to the UCR program in 2000.

"Despite the influx of traffic and population over the past two years due to the Belle Chasse Bridge project and the new LNG plant, we experienced a significant drop in crime in the parish," said Sheriff Turlich. "I attribute this decrease to our dedication to proactive patrolling, the ability to recognize trends and make the necessary adjustments while maintaining a high clearance rate within our investigations bureau." Sheriff Turlich added, "we will continue to work hard to reinforce our already strong relationship with our constituency in order to provide the best service possible to keep Plaquemines Parish; one of the safest communities in the region."

The UCR Program was conceived, developed and implemented by law enforcement for the purpose of serving law enforcement as a tool for operational and administrative purposes. PPSO UCR submits its crime statistics to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, who reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The FBI acts as administrator in accordance by the Congressional mandate of the program.


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