New Orleans, LA Crime Rates & Statistics

New Orleans crime information

StatisticNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Violent crime815497387
Property crime3,7723,5412,859
Total crime index4,5884,0383,246
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  • The New Orleans crime index is 13% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana crime index is 24% higher than the National average.
  • The New Orleans violent crime rate is 64% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana violent crime rate is 28% higher than the National average.
  • The New Orleans property crime rate is 6% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana property crime rate is 23% higher than the National average.

New Orleans police department

ItemNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Total police officers1,5137,311505,262
Police officers /1000 residents4.24.23.3
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There are a total of 1,513 New Orleans police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.4% less than the Louisiana average and 27.7% greater than the National average.

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  • New Orleans is safer than 12.7% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in New Orleans is less than 42% of the cities in Louisiana.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in New Orleans is 1 in 22.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in New Orleans is 1 in 123.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in New Orleans is 1 in 27.

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New Orleans violent crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Murder19353115
Rape136372527
Robbery1,065293119113
Assault1,564431342242

New Orleans property crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Burglary3,423943916670
Theft8,0512,2192,4541,959
Vehichle theft2,215610171230

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.

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Neighborhoods in & around New Orleans, LA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Audubon, New Orleans883.4
West Riverside, New Orleans873.6
Lakewood, New Orleans873.7
Algeirs Point, New Orleans871.2
City Park, New Orleans873.5
Lower Garden District, New Orleans871.2
Marlyville-Fontainebleau, New Orleans872.6
Uptown, New Orleans872.7
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Garden District, New Orleans861.8
Navarre, New Orleans863.4
Lakeview, New Orleans864.4
East Carollton, New Orleans863.3
Central Business District, New Orleans860.1
Marigny, New Orleans861.2
French Quarter, New Orleans860.7
Black Pearl, New Orleans863.9
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Cities near New Orleans, LA

CityScoreMiles
Elmwood, LA867.1
Harahan, LA867.9
River Ridge, LA868.6
Mandeville, LA8428.1
Metairie, LA845.4
Boutte, LA8419.3
Abita Springs, LA8436.5
Madisonville, LA8431.7
CityScoreMiles
Kenner, LA8410.6
Presquille, LA8243.5
Destrehan, LA8216.8
Bourg, LA8242
Belle Chasse, LA818.2
Mathews, LA8133.9
Hahnville, LA8120.3
Norco, LA8020.7
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