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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,592 total crimes reported in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (320 of them violent). Of the 518 crimes that occur a year in Plaquemines Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana every 16 hours. This includes 8 murders, 8 rapes, and nearly two thousand thefts (including 178 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Plaquemines Parish decreased by 11 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 46 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 5 years in Plaquemines Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly six hundred for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (2004-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (2004-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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