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Total crime 159%
Violent crime 202%
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 peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25,395n/a (estimate)6,4373,7112,489
Murder121n/a30.711.75.0
Rape774n/a196.248.942.6
Robbery1,013n/a256.886.681.6
Assault2,608n/a661.1402.1250.2
Violent crime4,516n/a (estimate)1,145549379
Burglary2,143n/a543.2579.0340.5
Theft15,785n/a4,001.32,352.41,549.5
Vehicle theft2,951n/a748.0230.5219.9
Property crime20,879n/a (estimate)5,2933,1622,110

Key findings

  • New Orleans crime rates are 159% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New Orleans are 202% higher than the national average
  • In New Orleans you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New Orleans is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New Orleans has increased by 13%

New Orleans crime map

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The New Orleans crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New Orleans 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 New Orleans crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In New Orleans (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in New Orleans, Louisiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for New Orleans are 1.73 times more than the Louisiana average and 2.59 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in New Orleans are 2.08 times more than than Louisiana and 3.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in New Orleans are 1.67 times more than than Louisiana and 2.51 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is New Orleans (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of New Orleans to every other city in Louisiana, as well as the entirety of the United States, is New Orleans safe? The gauges above illustrate that New Orleans is safer than 8% of every city located within Louisiana along with 1% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Louisiana and in the United States as a whole. As a result, New Orleans, LA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Orleans

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Orleans is 1 in 88
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Orleans is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New Orleans is 1 in 16
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in New Orleans, Louisiana? If you reside in New Orleans, then there is a 1 in 88 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 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in New Orleans.

      Year Over Year Crime In New Orleans (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether New Orleans is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in New Orleans has decreased by 2% and the rate of property crime in New Orleans has increased by 16%. The total crime rate in New Orleans has increased by 13% year to year.

      New Orleans police department

      ItemNew OrleansLouisianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,5137,311558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.23.3
      There are a total of 1,513 New Orleans police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.4% less than the Louisiana average and 28.2% 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
      Harahan, LA9,3211298821,011
      Lafourche Crossing, LA2,1251589111,069
      Ama, LA1,3491729901,162
      Jean Lafitte, LA1,8882001,1501,350
      River Ridge, LA13,7062101,2101,420
      Elmwood, LA4,6582111,2161,427
      Poydras, LA2,3942841,6331,917
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1455,2936,437

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arlington, TX383,8995112,8073,317
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1415,3226,463
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,5174,4675,984
      Bakersfield, CA367,5554554,1424,597
      Tulsa, OK399,9069875,3116,298
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1455,2936,437
      Source: The New Orleans, 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.