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Rapides Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 59,846 total crimes reported in Rapides Parish, Louisiana (8,837 of them violent). Of the 5,985 crimes that happen every year in Rapides Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rapides Parish, Louisiana 17 times every day. This includes 78 murders, 312 rapes, and greater than thirty-seven thousand thefts (including 2,515 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Rapides Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Rapides Parish has lessened by 112%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 42%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Rapides Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Rapides Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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