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Total crime 150%
Violent crime 147%
Property crime 151%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaton Rouge/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,739n/a (estimate)6,2273,7112,489
Murder70n/a31.711.75.0
Rape52n/a23.648.942.6
Robbery645n/a292.386.681.6
Assault1,299n/a588.7402.1250.2
Violent crime2,066n/a (estimate)936549379
Burglary2,258n/a1,023.3579.0340.5
Theft8,616n/a3,904.92,352.41,549.5
Vehicle theft799n/a362.1230.5219.9
Property crime11,673n/a (estimate)5,2903,1622,110

Key findings

  • Baton Rouge crime rates are 150% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Baton Rouge are 147% higher than the national average
  • In Baton Rouge you have a 1 in 17 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 not changed

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 1.68 times more than the state average and 2.50 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Baton Rouge on a daily basis are 1.70 times more than than Louisiana average and 2.47 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Baton Rouge are 1.67 times more than the daily state average and 2.51 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 11% 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 107
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Baton Rouge is 1 in 17
      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 107 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 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 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 1% year over year. Total crimes for Baton Rouge has not changed 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Addis, LA4,42015717174
      Westminster, LA3,103105602707
      Inniswold, LA6,6601791,0281,207
      Brusly, LA2,6754028771,279
      Oak Hills Place, LA8,3661931,1091,302
      Shenandoah, LA19,9992241,2901,514
      St. Gabriel, LA6,9848787301,608
      Baton Rouge, LA228,6949365,2906,227

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fremont, CA227,9341661,8782,044
      Paradise, NV229,6667343,4504,184
      North Las Vegas, NV230,4368642,0362,899
      Gilbert, AZ226,832971,2031,299
      Arlington, VA226,0921128871,000
      Baton Rouge, LA228,6949365,2906,227
      Source: The Baton Rouge, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.