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Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,756 total crimes reported in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (1,440 of them violent). Of the 876 crimes that transpire each year in Jefferson Davis Parish, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana every 10 hours. This includes 20 murders, 76 rapes, and close to six thousand thefts (including 380 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Jefferson Davis Parish has climbed by 17 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 2 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Jefferson Davis Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to nine hundred for Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jefferson Davis Parish, 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 parishes like Jefferson Davis Parish, 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

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