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Morgan City, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,085 total crimes reported in Morgan City, Louisiana (744 of them violent). Of the 676 crimes that transpire each year in Morgan City, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Morgan City, Louisiana every 12 hours. This includes 3 murders, 57 rapes, and over four thousand thefts (including 269 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Morgan City, Louisiana (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Morgan City, Louisiana for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Morgan City has diminished by 38 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 10 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid drop off in crime over the last 9 years in Morgan City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five hundred for Morgan City, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Morgan City, Louisiana (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

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 cities like Morgan City, Louisiana (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

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

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