St. Charles sheriff reports drop in crime for first quarter of 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HAHNVILLE — St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish during the first quarter of 2008 fell 2.38 percent when compared to this same period in 2007.

During the first quarter of 2008, there were 463 reported index crimes compared to 474 in 2007.

“We are pleased the long term figures identify a decrease in reported crimes. We have implemented a number of new programs to attack crime on all fronts.

The Sheriffs Office releases Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) regarding seven Index Crimes compiled for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This information consists of crimes reported to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office from July 1, 1996, through March 2008.