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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,187 total crimes reported in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (731 of them violent). Of the 648 crimes that happen every year in West Baton Rouge Parish, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana every 13 hours. This includes 13 murders, 37 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 301 auto thefts).

Total Crime in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in West Baton Rouge Parish has grown by 61%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 59%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in West Baton Rouge Parish. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (2001-2008)

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

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