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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,315 total crimes reported in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (2,011 of them violent). Of the 1,732 crimes that happen every year in Lafourche Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana every 5 hours. This includes 19 murders, 129 rapes, and almost thirteen thousand thefts (including 598 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lafourche Parish has grown by 55%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 14%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Lafourche Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three thousand for Lafourche Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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