St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith released the 2020 crime statistics for unincorporated St. Tammany Parish. He said the agency continues to report a clearance rate of nearly twice the national average for violent crimes and more than two and half times the national average for non-violent crimes. Sheriff Randy Smith said the numbers are a testament to the agency’s determination to keep St. Tammany Parish safe and hold criminals accountable for their actions.
The agency has seen a decrease in non-violent crimes.
While the reported violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, assault and battery, saw a slight increase in 2020 over 2019 in unincorporated St. Tammany, Sheriff Smith said this is part of a national trend partially attributed to Covid-19, which led to an increase in domestic violence and narcotics-related crimes.
Smith asks that anyone with information about crimes occurring locally to submit a tip through the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website (www.STPSO.com), by calling the narcotics tip line (1-888-GO-2-JAIL), or by calling Crimestoppers. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward through Crimestoppers.