Reported Annual Crime In Baton Rouge

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,244n/a (estimate)5,3533,8932,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder60n/a26.210.34.9
Rape102n/a44.636.938.6
Robbery808n/a353.3118.8101.9
Assault1,031n/a450.8373.7237.8
Violent crime2,001n/a (estimate)875540373
Burglary2,377n/a1,039.2759.0491.4
Theft7,372n/a3,223.12,385.81,775.4
Vehicle theft494n/a216.0208.6220.2
Property crime10,243n/a (estimate)4,4783,3532,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Baton Rouge, LA. The total number of reported crimes in Baton Rouge, LA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Baton Rouge, LA crime rate is 38% higher than the Louisiana average and is 87% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Baton Rouge, LA has a violent crime rate that is 62% higher than the Louisiana average and 135% higher than the national average. For property crime, Baton Rouge, LA is 34% higher than the Louisiana average and 80% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Baton Rouge is 87% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.67 daily crimes that occur in Baton Rouge.
  • Baton Rouge is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Baton Rouge you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Baton Rouge has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Baton Rouge (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Baton Rouge, LA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Louisiana. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Baton Rouge, LA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Louisiana state wide, are 1.38 times more than the state average and 1.87 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Baton Rouge, LA on a daily bases are 1.62 times more than than Louisiana average and 2.35 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Baton Rouge, LA are 1.34 times more than the daily state average and 1.80 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Baton Rouge (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Louisiana and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Baton Rouge, LA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Baton Rouge, LA has been ranked safer than 22% of other cities in the state of Louisiana. In addition, Baton Rouge, LA is safer than 5% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Louisiana and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Baton Rouge, LA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Baton Rouge, LA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baton Rouge

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 115
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 19
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Baton Rouge, LA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Baton Rouge, LA, then there is a 1 in 115 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 19 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Baton Rouge, LA.

Year Over Year Crime In Baton Rouge (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Baton Rouge, LA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Baton Rouge, LA has decreased by 5% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Baton Rouge, LA has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

Baton Rouge police department

ItemBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8417,311556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.23.3
There are a total of 841 Baton Rouge police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.1% less than the Louisiana average and 11.2% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Louisiana

StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Louisiana11,025243222
There are a total of 11,025 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 243 sex offenders in Louisiana per 100,000 residents which is 9% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Addis, LA4,00430121322
Westminster, LA3,187103639742
Brusly, LA2,6030915915
Inniswold, LA6,6331761,0901,266
Oak Hills Place, LA8,5681891,1761,366
Baton Rouge, LA229,3538754,4785,353

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Irvine, CA229,850561,4981,554
Chesapeake, VA228,1683812,4162,797
Reno, NV231,1035923,1423,734
Glendale, AZ231,9783925,3905,782
Garland, TX232,3052983,1533,451
Baton Rouge, LA229,3538754,4785,353
Source: The Baton Rouge, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.