Reported Annual Crime In Ruston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRuston/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime822n/a (estimate)3,6723,8932,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRuston/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.510.34.9
Rape5n/a22.336.938.6
Robbery21n/a93.8118.8101.9
Assault71n/a317.2373.7237.8
Violent crime98n/a (estimate)438540373
Burglary142n/a634.3759.0491.4
Theft575n/a2,568.62,385.81,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a31.3208.6220.2
Property crime724n/a (estimate)3,2343,3532,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Ruston, LA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Ruston, LA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Ruston, LA averages 6% lower than the rest of Louisiana while the rate of crime on a national scale is 28% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Ruston, LA is 19% lower than the average rate of crime in Louisiana and 17% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 4% lower than the remainder of the state of Louisiana and 30% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Ruston, LA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ruston is 28% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.06 daily crimes that occur in Ruston.
  • Ruston is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ruston you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ruston has decreased by 24%.

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Daily Crime In Ruston (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Ruston, 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 Ruston, LA are 1.06 times less than the Louisiana average and 1.28 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Ruston, LA are 1.23 times less than than Louisiana and 1.17 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Ruston, LA are 1.04 times less than than Louisiana and 1.30 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Ruston (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Ruston, LA area in comparison to other Louisiana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Ruston, LA being safer than 47% of cities in Louisiana and 23% 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 Ruston, LA. In conclusion, Ruston, LA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ruston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ruston is 1 in 229
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ruston is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ruston is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Ruston, LA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Ruston, LA you have a 1 in 229 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ruston, LA.

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

Determining whether Ruston, LA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Ruston, LA has decreased by 33% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Ruston, LA has decreased by 24% in the same time frame.

Ruston police department

ItemRustonLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)557,311556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.23.3
There are a total of 55 Ruston police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41% less than the Louisiana average and 23.6% less 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
Choudrant, LA1,097137849986
Simsboro, LA1,2172611,6181,879
Vienna, LA4473832,3792,763
Downsville, LA2105693,5364,105
Quitman, LA1566443,9964,639
Ruston, LA22,1494383,2343,672

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
La Porte, IN22,1531553,5143,668
Derry, NH22,1291471,7701,917
South Elgin, IL22,126811,1851,266
South Holland, IL22,1232982,0752,373
Brent, FL22,1757034,2804,983
Ruston, LA22,1494383,2343,672
Source: The Ruston, 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.