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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 46,982 total crimes reported in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (4,705 of them violent). Of the 4,698 crimes that happen every year in St. Tammany Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana 13 times every day. This includes 51 murders, 323 rapes, and greater than thirty-four thousand thefts (including 3,140 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in St. Tammany Parish has grown by 60%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 67%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in St. Tammany Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost eight thousand for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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