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Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,211,663 total crimes reported in Louisiana (297,816 of them violent). Of the 221,166 crimes that transpire each year in Louisiana, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Louisiana every 2 minutes. This includes 5,397 murders, 14,950 rapes, and over one million thefts (including 183,386 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Louisiana has diminished by 27 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 11 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Louisiana. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and eighty-seven thousand for Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Louisiana (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Louisiana (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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