New Orleans, LA Crime Rates & Statistics

New Orleans crime information

StatisticNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Violent crime786519368
Property crime3,8533,5822,731
Total crime index4,6394,1013,099
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  • The New Orleans crime index is 13% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana crime index is 32% higher than the National average.
  • The New Orleans violent crime rate is 51% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana violent crime rate is 40% higher than the National average.
  • The New Orleans property crime rate is 7% higher than the Louisiana average and and the Louisiana property crime rate is 31% higher than the National average.

New Orleans police department

ItemNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,5137,311504,711
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% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in New Orleans is less than 34% 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 128.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in New Orleans is 1 in 26.

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New Orleans violent crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Murder15641115
Rape176473525
Robbery1,138302120109
Assault1,495397353229

New Orleans property crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Burglary3,203850890610
Theft9,1792,4352,4941,899
Vehichle theft2,143568198221

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 Orleans873.4
Lakewood, New Orleans863.7
Lakeview, New Orleans854.4
Garden District, New Orleans851.8
Uptown, New Orleans852.7
Lake Shore-Lake Vista, New Orleans855.3
Marlyville-Fontainebleau, New Orleans852.6
French Quarter, New Orleans850.7
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Lower Garden District, New Orleans841.2
City Park, New Orleans843.5
East Carollton, New Orleans843.3
West Riverside, New Orleans843.6
Touro, New Orleans842.3
Algeirs Point, New Orleans831.2
Black Pearl, New Orleans833.9
Lake Terrace And Oaks, New Orleans835.4
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Cities near New Orleans, LA

CityScoreMiles
Elmwood, LA867.1
Abita Springs, LA8436.5
River Ridge, LA848.6
Harahan, LA847.9
Boutte, LA8319.3
Presquille, LA8243.5
Metairie, LA825.4
Norco, LA8220.7
CityScoreMiles
Arabi, LA814
Bourg, LA8142
Mathews, LA8133.9
Mandeville, LA8128.1
Kenner, LA8110.6
Destrehan, LA8116.8
Madisonville, LA8031.7
Eden Isle, LA8025.2
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