Reported Annual Crime In Houma

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHouma/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,368n/a (estimate)4,0143,9242,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHouma/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a5.912.45.3
Rape20n/a58.739.941.7
Robbery18n/a52.8114.498.0
Assault83n/a243.5390.3248.9
Violent crime123n/a (estimate)361557383
Burglary168n/a492.9731.5430.4
Theft1,027n/a3,013.22,401.31,694.4
Vehicle theft50n/a146.7234.0237.4
Property crime1,245n/a (estimate)3,6533,3672,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Houma, LA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Houma, LA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Houma, LA crime rates are 2% higher than in comparison to the Louisiana mean and are 46% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Houma, LA has a rate that is 35% lower than the Louisiana average; compared to the United States, it is 6% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Houma, LA is 8% higher than its state's mean, and 55% higher than the country's average.

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

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  • The overall crime rate in Houma is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11 daily crimes that occur in Houma.
  • Houma is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Houma you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Houma has decreased by 32%.

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Daily Crime In Houma (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Houma, LA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Louisiana and on a national level. In Houma, LA the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.46 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Houma, LA is 1.54 times less than the Louisiana average and 1.06 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Houma, LA has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times more than the Louisiana average and 1.55 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Houma (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Houma, LA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Louisiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Houma, LA to other cities in the state and across the country, Houma, LA is 44% safer than other cities of Louisiana and 16% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Louisiana cities and all around the United States, Houma, LA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Houma, LA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houma

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houma is 1 in 278
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houma is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Houma is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Houma, LA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Houma, LA you have a 1 in 278 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Houma, LA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Houma, LA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Houma, LA has decreased by 42%, the amount of property crime in Houma, LA has decreased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Houma, LA has decreased by 32% year to year.

Houma police department

ItemHoumaLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)967,311558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.23.3
There are a total of 96 Houma police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.1% less than the Louisiana average and 13% less 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
Bayou Country Club, LA1,42985516602
Presquille, LA1,659114689803
Mathews, LA2,4261801,0881,268
Lockport Heights, LA1,3671921,1601,352
Bourg, LA2,6302151,3011,516
Lockport, LA2,5282591,5651,824
Dulac, LA1,2402681,6201,888
Houma, LA34,0523613,6534,014

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chester, PA34,0561,6103,2994,908
Kyle, TX34,0802091,5761,784
Dana Point, CA34,0091881,5091,697
Redan, GA34,1005094,0804,590
Pekin, IL34,0033771,5401,917
Houma, LA34,0523613,6534,014
Source: The Houma, 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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