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St. James Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 4,999 total crimes reported in St. James Parish, Louisiana (1,037 of them violent). Of the 714 crimes that take place per year in St. James Parish, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in St. James Parish, Louisiana every 12 hours. This includes 11 murders, 23 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 226 car thefts).

Total Crime in St. James Parish, Louisiana (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, 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 St. James Parish, Louisiana for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in St. James Parish has risen by 78%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 77%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 7 years in St. James Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for St. James Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in St. James Parish, Louisiana (2002-2008)

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 St. James Parish, Louisiana (2002-2008)

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

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