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Bossier City, Louisiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Bossier City, Louisiana. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Bossier City compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Bossier City, Louisiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 40,222 total crimes reported in Bossier City, Louisiana (7,346 of them violent). Of the 4,022 crimes that take place per year in Bossier City, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bossier City, Louisiana every 2 hours. This includes 32 murders, 305 rapes, and just about twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 2,695 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Bossier City, Louisiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Bossier City has been reduced by 9%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 58%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Bossier City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Bossier City, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bossier City, Louisiana (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Bossier City, Louisiana (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Bossier City, Louisiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, the data collection methodology for the offense of aggravated assault used by these agencies does not comply with national UCR guidelines. Consequently, their figures for aggravated assault and violent crime (of which aggravated assault is a part) are not included in these graphs.
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