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Washington Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,371 total crimes reported in Washington Parish, Louisiana (2,424 of them violent). Of the 1,637 crimes that occur a year in Washington Parish, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington Parish, Louisiana every 5 hours. This includes 36 murders, 186 rapes, and more than ten thousand thefts (including 900 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Washington Parish, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Washington Parish increased by 39 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 47 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Washington Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Washington Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Washington 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 Washington 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

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