Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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.
Desire crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Desire crime data. These estimates take into account the overall New Orleans crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Desire crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout New Orleans.
StatisticReportedincidentsDesire/100k peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22,5229,736 (estimate)6,0853,3772,324
Violent crime5,3452,311 (estimate)1,444629370
Vehicle theft4,202n/a1,135.3310.3282.7
Property crime17,1777,425 (estimate)4,6412,7481,954

Desire crime map

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

      • Desire crime rates are 319% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Desire are 525% higher than the national average
      • In Desire you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Desire is safer than 0% of the cities in Louisiana
      • Year over year crime in New Orleans has increased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In Desire (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desire

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desire is 1 in 44
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desire is 1 in 14
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Desire is 1 in 11

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

        New Orleans police department

        Item Desire New Orleans Louisiana
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,5137,311
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.24.2

        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
        Lafourche Crossing, LA1,982181792973
        Harahan, LA9,2931708611,031
        River Ridge, LA13,6902411,0511,292
        Elmwood, LA6,0992421,0571,298
        Poydras, LA2,5063251,4201,744
        Belle Chasse, LA10,2413371,4731,811
        Metairie, LA138,5114291,8742,303
        New Orleans, LA391,2491,4444,6416,085

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wichita, KS390,5669313,5244,454
        Tampa, FL395,9124971,6742,170
        Arlington, TX397,2695802,5253,105
        Cleveland, OH383,3311,6144,3175,931
        Tulsa, OK402,4419294,2725,201
        New Orleans, LA391,2491,4444,6416,085
        Source: The Desire, New Orleans, 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.