New Orleans, LA Crime Rates & Statistics

New Orleans crime information

StatisticNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Violent crime792497387
Property crime4,0393,5412,859
Total crime index4,8314,0383,246
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  • The New Orleans crime index is 19% 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 59% 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 14% 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 officers1,7257,130511,598
Police officers /1000 residents6.13.82.8
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There are a total of 1,725 New Orleans police officers. This results in 6.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.1% greater than the Louisiana average and 117.6% greater than the National average.

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  • New Orleans is safer than 8.2% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in New Orleans is less than 13% of the cities in Louisiana.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in New Orleans is 1 in 21.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in New Orleans is 1 in 127.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in New Orleans is 1 in 25.

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New Orleans violent crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Murder20058115
Rape163472527
Robbery1,059305119113
Assault1,326382342242

New Orleans property crime breakdown

CrimeNew OrleansNew Orleans /100KLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Burglary3,8571,112916670
Theft7,6162,1952,4541,959
Vehichle theft2,540732171230

Sex offenders in Louisiana

StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Louisiana9,510210192

There are a total of 9,510 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 210 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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Seventh Ward, New Orleans0.5Bywater, New Orleans1.4
Marigny, New Orleans0.5Algeirs Point, New Orleans1.6
Saint Roch, New Orleans0.9Fairgrounds, New Orleans1.6
Treme' Lafitte, New Orleans1Bayou Saint John, New Orleans1.7
Saint Claude, New Orleans1Dillard, New Orleans1.8
French Quarter, New Orleans1.1Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans1.9
Iberville, New Orleans1.3Central Business District, New Orleans1.9
Florida, New Orleans1.4Desire, New Orleans2
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Cities near New Orleans, LA

CityMilesCityMiles
New Orleans, LA0Marrero, LA6.7
Arabi, LA3.7Westwego, LA7
Gretna, LA3.9Bridge City, LA7.2
Terrytown, LA5.2Metairie, LA7.3
Harvey, LA5.7Elmwood, LA7.7
Jefferson, LA5.9Woodmere, LA8
Chalmette, LA6.1Harahan, LA8.8
Timberlane, LA6.6Meraux, LA9
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