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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 69,137 total crimes reported in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana (7,379 of them violent). Of the 6,914 crimes that happen every year in Ouachita Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana 19 times every day. This includes 59 murders, 388 rapes, and almost forty-eight thousand thefts (including 2,951 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Ouachita Parish has grown by 7%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 46%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Ouachita Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than eight thousand for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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