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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 246,692 total crimes reported in Orleans Parish, Louisiana (39,332 of them violent). Of the 27,410 crimes that take place per year in Orleans Parish, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Orleans Parish, Louisiana every 19 minutes. This includes 1,921 murders, 1,547 rapes, and at least one hundred and sixty-two thousand thefts (including 53,948 car thefts).

Total Crime in Orleans Parish, Louisiana (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2005, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Orleans Parish, Louisiana for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Orleans Parish has been reduced by 103%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 107%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 9 years in Orleans Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fourteen thousand for Orleans Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends Orleans Parish, Louisiana (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

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 Orleans Parish, Louisiana (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

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

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