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Vernon Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,305 total crimes reported in Vernon Parish, Louisiana (659 of them violent). Of the 431 crimes that occur a year in Vernon Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vernon Parish, Louisiana every 20 hours. This includes 5 murders, 42 rapes, and more than three thousand thefts (including 97 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Vernon Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Vernon Parish increased by 11 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Vernon Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Vernon Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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