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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 223,868 total crimes reported in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (28,466 of them violent). Of the 22,387 crimes that take place per year in East Baton Rouge Parish, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana every 23 minutes. This includes 577 murders, 993 rapes, and just about one hundred and forty-seven thousand thefts (including 16,887 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in East Baton Rouge Parish has risen by 11%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 35%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in East Baton Rouge Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about thirty-two thousand for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in East Baton Rouge Parish, 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 parishes like East Baton Rouge Parish, 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

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

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