Reported Annual Crime In Baton Rouge

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,056n/a (estimate)6,6213,9242,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder87n/a38.312.45.3
Rape100n/a44.039.941.7
Robbery868n/a381.7114.498.0
Assault1,280n/a562.9390.3248.9
Violent crime2,335n/a (estimate)1,027557394
Burglary3,226n/a1,418.6731.5430.4
Theft8,504n/a3,739.62,401.31,694.4
Vehicle theft991n/a435.8234.0237.4
Property crime12,721n/a (estimate)5,5943,3672,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Baton Rouge, LA. The total number of reported crimes in Baton Rouge, LA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Baton Rouge, LA crime rate is 69% higher than the Louisiana average and is 140% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Baton Rouge, LA has a violent crime rate that is 84% higher than the Louisiana average and 161% higher than the national average. For property crime, Baton Rouge, LA is 66% higher than the Louisiana average and 137% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Baton Rouge is 140% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.14 daily crimes that occur in Baton Rouge.
  • Baton Rouge is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Baton Rouge you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Baton Rouge has increased by 24%.

Compare Baton Rouge, LA Crime To Other Cities

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

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Baton Rouge, LA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Louisiana. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Baton Rouge, LA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Louisiana state wide, are 1.69 times more than the state average and 2.40 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Baton Rouge, LA on a daily bases are 1.84 times more than than Louisiana average and 2.61 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Baton Rouge, LA are 1.66 times more than the daily state average and 2.37 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Baton Rouge (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Louisiana and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Baton Rouge, LA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Baton Rouge, LA has been ranked safer than 11% of other cities in the state of Louisiana. In addition, Baton Rouge, LA 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, LA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Baton Rouge, LA 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 98
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 16
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge, LA, then there is a 1 in 98 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 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Baton Rouge, LA.

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

Determining whether Baton Rouge, 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. Baton Rouge, LA has increased by 17% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Baton Rouge, LA has increased by 24% 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
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
Addis, LA4,4201760176
Westminster, LA3,103106641747
Brusly, LA2,67501,1321,132
Inniswold, LA6,6601811,0951,276
Oak Hills Place, LA8,3661951,1811,377
St. Gabriel, LA6,9842881,1101,398
Shenandoah, LA19,9992271,3741,601
Baton Rouge, LA228,6941,0275,5946,621

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fremont, CA227,9341822,1502,333
Paradise, NV229,6668263,8814,707
North Las Vegas, NV230,4361,0152,3863,401
Gilbert, AZ226,832861,3861,471
Arlington, VA226,0921129681,081
Baton Rouge, LA228,6941,0275,5946,621
Source: The Baton Rouge, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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