Reported Annual Crime In Lake Charles

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Charles/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,616n/a (estimate)4,7853,8932,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Charles/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a4.010.34.9
Rape42n/a55.636.938.6
Robbery149n/a197.2118.8101.9
Assault365n/a483.0373.7237.8
Violent crime559n/a (estimate)740540373
Burglary1,588n/a2,101.5759.0491.4
Theft1,299n/a1,719.12,385.81,775.4
Vehicle theft170n/a225.0208.6220.2
Property crime3,057n/a (estimate)4,0463,3532,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Lake Charles, LA. All reported Lake Charles, LA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Lake Charles, LA overall crime rate is 23% higher than in comparison to the Louisiana average; and is also 67% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Lake Charles, LA, the rate is 37% higher than compared to the Louisiana average, and 99% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Lake Charles, LA comes in at 21% higher than to the average seen in Louisiana, and 63% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lake Charles is 67% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.11 daily crimes that occur in Lake Charles.
  • Lake Charles is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lake Charles you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lake Charles has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Lake Charles (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lake Charles, LA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Louisiana as well as national figures. In Lake Charles, LA the total number of daily crimes is 1.23 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.67 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lake Charles, LA are 1.37 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.99 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lake Charles, LA has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.63 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Lake Charles (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lake Charles, LA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Louisiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lake Charles, LA to other cities in the state and across the country, Lake Charles, LA is 33% safer than other cities of Louisiana and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Louisiana cities and all around the United States, Lake Charles, LA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lake Charles, LA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Charles

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Charles is 1 in 136
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Charles is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Charles is 1 in 21
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lake Charles, LA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Lake Charles, LA, you have a 1 in 136 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Charles, LA is 1 in 21.

Year Over Year Crime In Lake Charles (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lake Charles, LA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Lake Charles, LA has increased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Lake Charles, LA has decreased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Lake Charles, LA has decreased by 5% year to year.

Lake Charles police department

ItemLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1807,311556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.23.3
There are a total of 180 Lake Charles police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.6% less than the Louisiana average and 24.4% less 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
Hackberry, LA1,2841961,2181,415
Prien, LA8,1423382,0972,434
Westlake, LA4,5854172,5913,008
Moss Bluff, LA12,4434382,7223,160
Carlyss, LA5,0895213,2353,756
Lake Charles, LA73,5037404,0464,785

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wyoming, MI73,4344142,1652,580
Auburn, WA73,4034085,4355,844
Folsom, CA73,334931,5551,649
Centreville, VA73,6771341,2711,405
Springdale, AR73,7896013,7504,350
Lake Charles, LA73,5037404,0464,785
Source: The Lake Charles, 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.