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Total crime 256%
Violent crime 460%
Property crime 215%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsLower 9th Ward/100k peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23,0918,348 (estimate)5,8643,5242,346
Murder201n/a51.015.86.5
Rape712n/a180.846.038.4
Robbery1,106n/a280.980.773.9
Assault3,196n/a811.6497.0279.7
Violent crime5,2152,170 (estimate)1,324639388
Burglary1,994n/a506.4510.1314.2
Theft12,358n/a3,138.32,107.31,398.0
Vehicle theft3,524n/a894.9266.9246.0
Property crime17,8766,178 (estimate)4,5402,8841,958

Key findings

  • Lower 9th Ward crime rates are 256% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lower 9th Ward are 460% higher than the national average
  • In Lower 9th Ward you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lower 9th Ward is safer than 17% of the cities in Louisiana
  • Year over year crime in New Orleans has decreased by 9%

Lower 9th Ward crime map

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      Daily Crime In Lower 9th Ward (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lower 9th Ward

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lower 9th Ward is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lower 9th Ward is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lower 9th Ward is 1 in 12

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

      New Orleans police department

      ItemLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,5137,311
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.24.2

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harahan, LA9,32186811897
      Lafourche Crossing, LA2,1251848311,015
      River Ridge, LA13,7062441,1031,348
      Elmwood, LA4,6582461,1091,355
      Poydras, LA2,3943301,4901,820
      Belle Chasse, LA13,7093431,5461,889
      Metairie, LA144,7724361,9672,403
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,3244,5405,864

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arlington, TX383,8995322,5513,082
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1415,3226,463
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,6574,0715,727
      Bakersfield, CA367,5555174,0234,540
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,1335,1126,244
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,3244,5405,864
      Source: The Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.