The statistics showed there were 288 major crimes in 2018, compared to 345 in 2017. The major crime categories are murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and auto theft.
Like 2017, there were no murders in Mandeville last year. The number of rapes remained the same, with one recorded in both 2017 and 2018.
Robbery and auto theft increased, while assault, burglary and theft showed decreases, the figures show.
Police Chief Gerald Sticker said the city’s overall low crime rate can be attributed to members of the police department and the relationship the department has with citizens and the business community. “It is the community support and cooperation that helps us to be effective in our mission,” he said.”
The Slidell Police Department also released 2018 crime stats this week. The city’s figures also showed a 17 percent decrease in overall major crime.