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Bossier Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 45,546 total crimes reported in Bossier Parish, Louisiana (8,851 of them violent). Of the 4,555 crimes that occur a year in Bossier Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bossier Parish, Louisiana 13 times a day. This includes 41 murders, 341 rapes, and nearly thirty thousand thefts (including 3,005 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Bossier Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Bossier Parish increased by 9 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Bossier Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than five thousand for Bossier Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

Bossier Parish, Louisiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Bossier 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.