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Total crime 256%
Violent crime 491%
Property crime 210%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Lake Forest/100k peopleNew Orleans/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23,0918,357 (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 crime5,2152,292 (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 crime17,8766,065 (estimate)4,5402,8841,958

Key findings

  • West Lake Forest crime rates are 256% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Lake Forest are 491% higher than the national average
  • In West Lake Forest you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Lake Forest is safer than 19% of the cities in Louisiana
  • Year over year crime in New Orleans has decreased by 9%

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

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      Daily Crime In West Lake Forest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Lake Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Lake Forest is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Lake Forest is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Lake Forest is 1 in 12

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

      New Orleans police department

      ItemWest Lake ForestNew 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
      Eden Isle, LA7,3732089381,146
      River Ridge, LA13,7062441,1031,348
      Elmwood, LA4,6582461,1091,355
      Poydras, LA2,3943301,4901,820
      Belle Chasse, LA13,7093431,5461,889
      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 West Lake Forest, 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.