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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,112 total crimes reported in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (2,139 of them violent). Of the 1,411 crimes that transpire each year in St. Mary Parish, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana every 6 hours. This includes 13 murders, 104 rapes, and close to ten thousand thefts (including 572 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in St. Mary Parish has climbed by 64 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 79 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in St. Mary Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two thousand for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in parishes like St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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