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Ponchatoula, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,240 total crimes reported in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (611 of them violent). Of the 655 crimes that take place per year in Ponchatoula, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ponchatoula, Louisiana every 13 hours. This includes 3 murders, 30 rapes, and at least three thousand thefts (including 230 car thefts).

Total Crime in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Ponchatoula, Louisiana for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Ponchatoula has risen by 77%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 49%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Ponchatoula. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least eight hundred for Ponchatoula, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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 cities like Ponchatoula, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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

Ponchatoula, Louisiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2002, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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