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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 peopleBerwick/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)3513,3772,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)110629370
Vehicle theft1n/a21.9310.3282.7
Property crime11n/a (estimate)2412,7481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Berwick, LA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Berwick is 84.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Berwick, there were 5 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 110 per 100,000 individuals, 70.3% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 11 property crimes, amounting to 241 per 100,000 residents, 87.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Boasting a crime rate of 351, well below the national average of 2324, Berwick emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Berwick to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

With only 110 incidents per 100,000 people, Berwick boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Berwick has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Berwick recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Berwick, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 241, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Berwick a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Berwick, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Berwick presents a total crime rate that is 85% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Berwick experiences an average of 0.04 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.03 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Berwick Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Berwick crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Berwick has decreased by 85.7% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 58.3% and property crime has decreased by 89%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Berwick

Berwick has a poverty rate of 24.8, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Berwick crime rates. Berwick registers a population density of 758.9 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Berwick, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.63 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Berwick crime map

The Berwick crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Berwick 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 Berwick crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Berwick 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

  • Berwick crime rates are 85% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Berwick are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Berwick you have a 1 in 285 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Berwick is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Berwick has decreased by 86%

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        Daily Crime In Berwick (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Berwick for every 100,000 residents. The Berwick total amount of daily crime is 9.62 times less than the Louisiana average and 6.62 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Berwick, is 5.73 times less than the Louisiana average, and it is 3.37 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Berwick has a daily crime average that is 11.39 times less than the Louisiana average and 8.10 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Berwick (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Berwick, Louisiana compared to other areas of Louisiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Berwick safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Berwick is safer than 82% of Louisiana cities, and 83% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Louisiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Berwick. At this time, Berwick sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Berwick

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Berwick is 1 in 912
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berwick is 1 in 415
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Berwick is 1 in 285
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Berwick? If you reside in Berwick, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 912. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 415 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Berwick, is 1 in 285.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Berwick, Louisiana (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Berwick has decreased by 60%, the amount of property crime in Berwick has decreased by 89%, and the total amount of crime in Berwick has decreased by 86% year over year.

        Berwick police department

        Item Berwick Louisiana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)137,311558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.23.3
        There are a total of 13 Berwick police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.7% less than the Louisiana average and 19% 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.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Patterson, LA5,8446516511,303
        Bayou L'Ourse, LA2,2313131,3681,681
        Bayou Vista, LA4,3466412,8033,444
        Morgan City, LA10,9631,1373,2824,418
        Siracusaville, LA3871,0014,3755,376
        Berwick, LA4,478110241351

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sayre, OK4,48092825917
        Holtville, AL4,4762641,1211,385
        Westover, WV4,475154681835
        Rockford, MN4,4811901,3331,523
        Gifford, FL4,4812071,2531,460
        Berwick, LA4,478110241351
        Source: The Berwick, 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.