Tigerland residents worried about increase in crime

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 9:11pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Brandi has lived in Tigerland for more than two years. She says she's afraid to even leave her home when the sun goes down, "don't go out by yourself, definitely not at night, but basically during the day cause anything could happen at any hour."

She says the neighborhood used to be safe, but over the last few months she has seen a big increase in crime inside Tigerland and she wants something done about it now, "there's police out here and there's police that live in these complexes, but if they would have more patrols at different hours of theday and night, stuff could be avoided."

Baton Rouge police say they have noticed an increase in crime around Tigerland recently and now they have beefed up patrols in the area, "we've had an increased presence in that area for the last several months."

It's a police presence others who live in Tigerland say they notice, 'there's a presence around here. I see 'em patrolling the area pretty much all throughout the day, pretty much some part of the night when I walk to the store."

Despite this, Brandi says it's still not enough, "they need to beef up the patrols."


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