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Ascension Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Ascension Parish, Louisiana. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Ascension Parish compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Ascension Parish, Louisiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 19,008 total crimes reported in Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2,330 of them violent). Of the 2,376 crimes that happen every year in Ascension Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ascension Parish, Louisiana every 3 hours. This includes 33 murders, 147 rapes, and greater than thirteen thousand thefts (including 1,528 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Ascension Parish, Louisiana for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Ascension Parish has grown by 94%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 91%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Ascension Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five thousand for Ascension Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Ascension Parish, Louisiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ascension Parish conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.