New Orleans, LA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In New Orleans

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17,490n/a (estimate)4,6394,1013,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder156n/a41115
Rape176n/a473525
Robbery1,138n/a302120109
Assault1,495n/a397353229
Violent crime2,965n/a (estimate)786519368
Burglary3,203n/a850890610
Theft9,179n/a2,4352,4941,899
Vehichle theft2,143n/a568198221
Property crime14,525n/a (estimate)3,8533,5822,731

The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in New Orleans, LA. These figures on reported criminal activity in New Orleans, LA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in New Orleans, LA is 13% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Louisiana, and when compared with the national average, is 49% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, New Orleans, LA has 51% higher than violent crime rate than Louisiana average, while remaining 113% higher than the national average. In property crime, New Orleans, LA is 7% higher than the average of Louisiana and is 41% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in New Orleans is 49% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 12.71 daily crimes that occur in New Orleans.
New Orleans is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
In New Orleans you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in New Orleans has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In New Orleans (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in New Orleans, LA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Louisiana and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for New Orleans, LA are 1.13 times more than than the Louisiana average and 1.50 times more than than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in New Orleans, LA are 1.52 times more than than Louisiana and 2.14 times more than than the national mean. While daily property crimes in New Orleans, LA are 1.08 times more than than Louisiana and 1.41 times more than than the national average.

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How Safe is New Orleans (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of New Orleans, LA compared to every other city in Louisiana as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that New Orleans, LA ranks safer than 25% of every city located within Louisiana along with 7% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Louisiana and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than New Orleans, LA. As a result, New Orleans, LA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Orleans

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Orleans is 1 in 128
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Orleans is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in New Orleans is 1 in 22

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans, LA, then there is a 1 in 128 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 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in New Orleans, LA.

Year Over Year Crime In New Orleans (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether New Orleans, LA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in New Orleans, LA has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in New Orleans, LA has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in New Orleans, LA has increased by 1% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ama, LA1,2391601,0601,220
River Ridge, LA13,5182011,3291,530
Elmwood, LA4,5652031,3451,548
Jean Lafitte, LA2,0092071,3711,578
Harahan, LA9,2791611,5061,667
New Orleans, LA341,4077863,8534,639

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Honolulu, HI341,7273063,7984,103
Tampa, FL339,3915972,5113,108
Anaheim, CA337,4713272,7833,110
Bakersfield, CA347,0915134,6475,160
Santa Ana, CA326,6083371,9302,267
New Orleans, LA341,4077863,8534,639

New Orleans police department

ItemNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,5137,311504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.23.3

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.

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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.