Reported Annual Crime In Opelousas

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOpelousas/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,449n/a (estimate)8,7393,8932,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOpelousas/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a6.010.34.9
Rape13n/a78.436.938.6
Robbery37n/a223.2118.8101.9
Assault145n/a874.5373.7237.8
Violent crime196n/a (estimate)1,182540373
Burglary321n/a1,936.1759.0491.4
Theft891n/a5,373.92,385.81,775.4
Vehicle theft41n/a247.3208.6220.2
Property crime1,253n/a (estimate)7,5573,3532,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Opelousas, LA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 124% higher than the average of crimes committed in Louisiana. It is also 206% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Opelousas, LA shows a crime rate that is 119% higher than the Louisiana average. The crime rate is also 217% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Opelousas, LA is shown to be 125% higher than the Louisiana average and 204% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Opelousas is 206% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 23.94 daily crimes that occur in Opelousas.
  • Opelousas is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Opelousas you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Opelousas has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Opelousas (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Opelousas, LA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Louisiana and on a national level. In Opelousas, LA the total number of daily crimes is 2.24 times more than the Louisiana average and 3.06 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Opelousas, LA is 2.19 times more than the Louisiana average and 3.17 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Opelousas, LA has a daily crime rate that is 2.25 times more than the Louisiana average and 3.04 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Opelousas (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Opelousas, LA area in comparison to other Louisiana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Opelousas, LA being safer than 0% of cities in Louisiana and 0% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Louisiana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Opelousas, LA. In conclusion, Opelousas, LA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Opelousas

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Opelousas is 1 in 85
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Opelousas is 1 in 14
The chance of being a victim of crime in Opelousas is 1 in 12
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Opelousas, 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 Opelousas, LA, then there is a 1 in 85 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 14. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 12 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Opelousas, LA.

Year Over Year Crime In Opelousas (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Opelousas, 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 Opelousas, LA has decreased by 32%, the amount of property crime in Opelousas, LA has increased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Opelousas, LA has decreased by 2% year to year.

Opelousas police department

ItemOpelousasLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)757,311556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.54.23.3
There are a total of 75 Opelousas police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.8% greater than the Louisiana average and 36.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Church Point, LA4,529331486817
Cecilia, LA1,0202081,2891,497
Lawtell, LA1,3062091,2981,507
Sunset, LA2,9042461,5271,773
Arnaudville, LA1,2382571,5981,855
Opelousas, LA16,6681,1827,5578,739

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Centralia, WA16,6643794,9905,369
Highland Springs, VA16,6732772,6392,916
Fairhope, AL16,6612072,7522,959
Suwanee, GA16,6481372,7372,874
Defiance, OH16,6461563,0183,174
Opelousas, LA16,6681,1827,5578,739
Source: The Opelousas, 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.