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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 122,421 total crimes reported in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (15,813 of them violent). Of the 12,242 crimes that take place per year in Jefferson Parish, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana every 42 minutes. This includes 275 murders, 726 rapes, and at least eighty-three thousand thefts (including 13,046 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Jefferson Parish has risen by 72%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 76%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Jefferson Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least twenty-four thousand for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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

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