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Commissioner: Queensborough's fire power might rival SPD's


A day after Shreveport officials reveal the 2012 crime stats for the city, Caddo Commissioner Joyce Bowman speaks to KSLA News 12 about why some residents may not feel safer.

Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw and Mayor Cedric Glover laid out the 2012 crime stats Wednesday in an afternoon press conference.

Overall, crime in the City of Shreveport has seen an increase of 2%.

"The numbers look good but we don't see it," says District 5 Caddo Commissioner Joyce Bowman.

She says many of the crime issues in the city are concentrated in her district, which includes the Queensborough neighborhood.

 "I believe these folks in Queensborough probably have more fire power than the Shreveport Police Department," says Bowman.

Bowman says a committee to brainstorm ways to keep assault rifles and other weapons out of the wrongs hands would help combat crime in the city.

"Take the guns out of the hands of the bad people, how do you do that I don't know," says Chief Shaw at Wednesday's Press Conference.

Violent crimes in Shreveport are up by 1 percent, according to the newly released crime statistics.

So far in 2013, Shreveport has seen four homicides and at least seven armed robberies.

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