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Total crime 146%
Violent crime 145%
Property crime 146%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,667n/a (estimate)5,7783,5242,346
Murder102n/a46.515.86.5
Rape55n/a25.146.038.4
Robbery457n/a208.480.773.9
Assault1,473n/a671.9497.0279.7
Violent crime2,087n/a (estimate)952639388
Burglary1,898n/a865.7510.1314.2
Theft7,854n/a3,582.32,107.31,398.0
Vehicle theft828n/a377.7266.9246.0
Property crime10,580n/a (estimate)4,8262,8841,958

Key findings

  • Baton Rouge crime rates are 146% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Baton Rouge are 145% higher than the national average
  • In Baton Rouge you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Baton Rouge is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Baton Rouge has decreased by 7%

Baton Rouge crime map

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The Baton Rouge crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Baton Rouge as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Baton Rouge crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Baton Rouge (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Baton Rouge on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Louisiana and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Baton Rouge (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Louisiana, are 1.64 times more than the state average and 2.46 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Baton Rouge on a daily basis are 1.49 times more than than Louisiana average and 2.45 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Baton Rouge are 1.67 times more than the daily state average and 2.46 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Baton Rouge (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Louisiana and all other cities across the US, is Baton Rouge safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Baton Rouge is safer than 14% of other cities in the state of Louisiana. In addition, Baton Rouge is safer than 2% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Louisiana and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Baton Rouge. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Baton Rouge is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baton Rouge

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 106
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 18
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? If you reside in Baton Rouge, then there is a 1 in 106 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Baton Rouge.

      Year Over Year Crime In Baton Rouge (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Baton Rouge is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Baton Rouge violent crime rates have increased by 2%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Baton Rouge has decreased by 7% in the same time frame.

      Baton Rouge police department

      ItemBaton RougeLouisianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8417,311558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.23.3
      There are a total of 841 Baton Rouge police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.1% less than the Louisiana average and 11.7% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Louisiana

      StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
      Louisiana12,948286266
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Addis, LA4,42015717174
      Westminster, LA3,103122549671
      Brusly, LA2,67538764802
      Inniswold, LA6,6602089381,146
      Oak Hills Place, LA8,3662241,0121,236
      Shenandoah, LA19,9992611,1771,437
      St. Gabriel, LA6,9843711,0861,456
      Baton Rouge, LA228,6949524,8265,778

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fremont, CA227,9341672,3432,509
      Paradise, NV229,6666832,8633,547
      North Las Vegas, NV230,4365221,6242,145
      Gilbert, AZ226,8321091,0781,187
      Arlington, VA226,092113786899
      Baton Rouge, LA228,6949524,8265,778
      Source: The Baton Rouge, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.