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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 peopleBlanchard/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25n/a (estimate)7393,3772,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)59629370
Vehicle theft4n/a118.2310.3282.7
Property crime23n/a (estimate)6802,7481,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Blanchard, LA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Blanchard is 68.2% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes reported in Blanchard, equivalent to 59 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 84%. Additionally, Blanchard recorded 23 property crimes, amounting to 680 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 65.2%.

Blanchard proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 739, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Blanchard as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Blanchard distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 59 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Blanchard among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Blanchard reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Blanchard has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 680 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Blanchard remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

Is Blanchard a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Blanchard is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Blanchard has an overall crime rate that is 68% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.07 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.06 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Blanchard as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Blanchard

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Blanchard, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 2.4%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Blanchard, 89.6% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

The median home price in Blanchard is $168,100, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Blanchard crime map

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

      • Blanchard crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Blanchard are 84% lower than the national average
      • In Blanchard you have a 1 in 136 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Blanchard is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Blanchard has increased by 29%

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        Daily Crime In Blanchard (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Blanchard

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Blanchard is 1 in 1692
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Blanchard is 1 in 148
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Blanchard is 1 in 136

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

        Blanchard police department

        Item Blanchard Louisiana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)67,311558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.04.23.3
        There are a total of 6 Blanchard police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.7% less than the Louisiana average and 37.2% 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
        Waskom, TX1,7262391,2731,513
        Benton, LA2,1242871,2541,541
        Lakeview, LA1,1962921,2761,568
        Uncertain, TX724622,4602,922
        Belcher, LA2966672,9123,578
        Greenwood, LA3,1554223,5103,932
        Shreveport, LA189,8908113,7904,601
        Blanchard, LA3,13759680739

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        Mamou, LA3,1374752,0772,552
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        Zillah, WA3,1372402,1432,383
        Elgin, OK3,13702626
        Blanchard, LA3,13759680739
        Source: The Blanchard, 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.