Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaker/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime343n/a (estimate)2,7883,3772,324
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)545629370
Vehicle theft27n/a219.5310.3282.7
Property crime276n/a (estimate)2,2432,7481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Baker, LA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Baker crime rate is 20% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Baker, there were 67 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 545 per 100,000 individuals, 47.3% higher than the national average. Additionally, Baker recorded 276 property crimes, amounting to 2243 per 100,000 residents, 14.8% higher than the U.S. average.

Despite a steady decline in murder rates in the United States since 1990, recent years have witnessed an unfortunate uptick. Baker stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates, surpassing other cities that reported crime. In Baker, there were a total of 3 murders, translating to 24 murders per 100,000 people, underscoring the pressing need for continued efforts to address and reduce severe violent crime in the area.

Baker has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2243 property crimes in Baker, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

Is Baker a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Baker is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Baker has a total crime rate that is 20% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.94 daily crimes (0.18 violent daily crimes and 0.76 daily property crimes) in Baker.

Potential Causes for Crime in Baker

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Baker crime rates. The population density in Baker is 1575.5 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Baker, 83.2% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Baker, the average rental rates are $912 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Baker crime map

The Baker crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Baker as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Baker crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Baker crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Baker crime rates are 20% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Baker are 47% higher than the national average
      • In Baker you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Baker is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Baker has n/a

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        Daily Crime In Baker (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Baker, LA per 100,000 people. In Baker, the total number of daily crimes is 1.21 times less than the Louisiana average and 1.20 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Baker is 1.15 times less than the Louisiana average and 1.47 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Baker has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times less than the Louisiana average and 1.15 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Baker (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Baker in comparison to other Louisiana communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Baker safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Baker being safer than 49% of cities in Louisiana and 16% of cities across the United States. 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 Baker. In conclusion, Baker ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baker

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baker is 1 in 184
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baker is 1 in 45
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Baker is 1 in 36
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Baker? In Baker, you have a 1 in 184 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 45. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Baker, LA is 1 in 36.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Baker is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Baker has n/a and the rate of property crime in Baker has n/a. The total crime rate in Baker has n/a year to year.

        Baker police department

        Item Baker Louisiana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)377,311558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.23.3
        There are a total of 37 Baker police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.6% less than the Louisiana average and 18.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Louisiana

        State Total offenders Louisiana /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 12,948 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 286 sex offenders in Louisiana per 100,000 residents which is 8% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Brusly, LA2,69077423500
        Westminster, LA2,713120523643
        Addis, LA5,635148497645
        Erwinville, LA2,815181791972
        Inniswold, LA6,7602058941,098
        St. Francisville, LA1,8912099141,123
        Oak Hills Place, LA8,4722219641,185
        Baker, LA13,2335452,2432,788

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chatham, IL13,23149735784
        Glenn Heights, TX13,2282771,1141,391
        McFarland, CA13,2445491,0641,613
        Bedford, IN13,246729551,027
        Western Springs, IL13,2470372372
        Baker, LA13,2335452,2432,788
        Source: The Baker, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.