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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 54,055 total crimes reported in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (6,270 of them violent). Of the 5,406 crimes that occur a year in Calcasieu Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana 15 times a day. This includes 61 murders, 588 rapes, and nearly thirty-one thousand thefts (including 3,270 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Calcasieu Parish decreased by 1157 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 1337 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Calcasieu Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Calcasieu 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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