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Westwego, Louisiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,872 total crimes reported in Westwego, Louisiana (495 of them violent). Of the 387 crimes that occur a year in Westwego, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Westwego, Louisiana every 22 hours. This includes 3 murders, 24 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 302 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Westwego, Louisiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Westwego decreased by 133 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 106 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Westwego. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Westwego, Louisiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Westwego, 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 cities like Westwego, Louisiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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