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Crime rate in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in New Orleans, LA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in New Orleans, LA

The 2018 crime rate in New Orleans, LA was 661 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.3% of U.S. cities. The 2018 New Orleans crime rate rose by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 147 - a decrease of 10 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years New Orleans has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous New Orleans, LA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New Orleans:

661.1
Gretna:

265.7
Westwego:

187.2
Harahan:

89.9
Kenner:

223.9
Slidell:

245.8
Mandeville:

111.7
Pearl River:

318.1
Covington:

155.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New Orleans by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
162
(37.6)
209
(94.7)
179
(63.6)
174
(51.7)
175
(49.1)
200
(57.6)
193
(53.2)
156
(41.4)
150
(38.7)
164
(41.7)
174
(43.8)
157
(39.5)
147
(37.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
87
(20.2)
115
(52.1)
65
(23.1)
98
(29.1)
144
(40.4)
163
(47.0)
136
(37.5)
176
(46.7)
244
(63.0)
409
(104.0)
537
(135.2)
575
(144.7)
681
(171.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
761
(176.5)
1,154
(523.1)
1,085
(385.5)
932
(277.0)
953
(267.5)
1,059
(305.2)
1,065
(293.5)
1,138
(301.8)
1,470
(379.7)
1,497
(380.5)
1,445
(363.8)
1,308
(329.1)
1,219
(307.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,245
(288.8)
1,973
(894.3)
1,540
(547.2)
1,410
(419.1)
1,321
(370.7)
1,326
(382.2)
1,564
(431.0)
1,495
(396.5)
1,906
(492.4)
1,666
(423.4)
2,093
(526.9)
2,417
(608.1)
2,564
(646.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,087
(947.9)
5,039
(2,284)
4,591
(1,631)
3,821
(1,136)
3,695
(1,037)
3,857
(1,112)
3,423
(943.3)
3,203
(849.6)
3,458
(893.3)
2,898
(736.6)
2,561
(644.8)
2,229
(560.8)
2,027
(511.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,228
(1,213)
7,354
(3,333)
7,081
(2,516)
6,507
(1,934)
6,540
(1,835)
7,616
(2,195)
8,051
(2,219)
9,179
(2,435)
10,309
(2,663)
9,828
(2,498)
10,583
(2,664)
12,107
(3,046)
13,042
(3,290)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,863
(664.0)
3,190
(1,446)
3,208
(1,140)
2,612
(776.4)
2,410
(676.4)
2,540
(732.0)
2,215
(610.4)
2,143
(568.4)
2,615
(675.5)
2,517
(639.7)
2,427
(611.0)
2,531
(636.8)
2,994
(755.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
(9.1)
69
(17.4)
41
(10.3)
N/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)370.0975.9676.8512.7485.1545.0514.2492.3563.4568.0610.9627.2661.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 717 registered sex offenders living in New Orleans, Louisiana as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Orleans is 546 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
New Orleans:

723.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
New Orleans:

692.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
New Orleans:

668.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New Orleans:

589.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
New Orleans:

576.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
New Orleans:

478.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
New Orleans:

506.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
New Orleans:

505.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New Orleans:

457.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
New Orleans:

480.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
New Orleans:

616.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
New Orleans:

950.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
New Orleans:

328.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
New Orleans:

351.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
New Orleans:

360.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
New Orleans:

343.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
New Orleans:

380.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
New Orleans:

360.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
New Orleans:

353.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
New Orleans:

368.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
New Orleans:

413.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
New Orleans:

376.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
New Orleans:

391.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
New Orleans:

441.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
New Orleans:

400.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
New Orleans:

440.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
New Orleans:

623.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
New Orleans:

840.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New Orleans:

349.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2004
New Orleans:

342.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
New Orleans:

338.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
New Orleans:

350.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,457 (1,209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Louisiana average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,436 (1,101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Louisiana average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,403 (1,171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Louisiana average:

3.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,442 (1,210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Louisiana average:

3.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,513 (1,271 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
Louisiana average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,609 (1,349 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.89
Louisiana average:

3.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,715 (1,452 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
Louisiana average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,725 (1,448 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.14
Louisiana average:

3.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,666 (1,416 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.42
Louisiana average:

3.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,644 (1,424 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Louisiana average:

3.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,925 (1,671 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Louisiana average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,070 (1,661 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Louisiana average:

3.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,995 (1,612 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Louisiana average:

3.79

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in New Orleans, LA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 70112, 70113, 70114, 70115, 70116, 70117, 70118, 70119, 70122, 70124, 70125, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70130, 70131, 70139, 70163.