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


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

Crime rate in Ponchatoula, LA

The 2019 crime rate in Ponchatoula, LA is 620 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Ponchatoula crime rate rose by 10% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Ponchatoula has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Ponchatoula, LA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Ponchatoula:

620.5
Hammond:

939.2
Springfield:

244.4
Killian:

86.1
Tickfaw:

31.3
Independence:

562.7
Folsom:

82.6
Covington:

155.7
Mandeville:

145.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Ponchatoula by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(18.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(91.2)
2
(32.0)
3
(46.3)
4
(62.0)
5
(76.6)
4
(60.4)
2
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
1
(14.3)
4
(55.8)
2
(27.3)
6
(81.4)
5
(66.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(109.4)
11
(176.2)
14
(216.0)
9
(139.6)
8
(122.6)
7
(105.8)
17
(254.5)
4
(59.2)
8
(115.9)
13
(186.1)
7
(97.7)
15
(205.0)
5
(67.9)
23
(307.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
62
(1,131)
76
(1,217)
78
(1,203)
56
(868.4)
61
(935.0)
54
(815.8)
53
(793.4)
33
(488.6)
37
(536.2)
71
(1,016)
88
(1,228)
66
(902.0)
64
(868.5)
50
(668.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
188
(3,429)
204
(3,267)
177
(2,731)
189
(2,931)
117
(1,793)
183
(2,765)
189
(2,829)
111
(1,643)
121
(1,753)
122
(1,746)
114
(1,590)
140
(1,913)
78
(1,058)
118
(1,578)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
363
(6,622)
417
(6,678)
325
(5,014)
300
(4,652)
218
(3,342)
325
(4,910)
312
(4,671)
221
(3,272)
379
(5,492)
405
(5,796)
378
(5,273)
466
(6,369)
339
(4,600)
379
(5,068)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(547.2)
30
(480.5)
29
(447.4)
30
(465.2)
15
(229.9)
8
(120.9)
9
(134.7)
8
(118.4)
5
(72.5)
20
(286.2)
16
(223.2)
20
(273.3)
18
(244.3)
26
(347.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index917.2856.2770.0693.6562.7642.8654.6400.5501.8647.5687.5674.3564.0620.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 65 registered sex offenders living in Ponchatoula, Louisiana as of February 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ponchatoula is 108 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Ponchatoula:

555.0
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Ponchatoula:

576.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Ponchatoula:

580.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Ponchatoula:

746.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Ponchatoula:

615.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Ponchatoula:

340.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Ponchatoula:

303.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Ponchatoula:

553.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Ponchatoula:

521.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Ponchatoula:

605.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Ponchatoula:

566.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Ponchatoula:

755.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Ponchatoula:

728.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Ponchatoula:

747.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Ponchatoula:

812.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Ponchatoula:

647.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Ponchatoula:

699.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Ponchatoula:

423.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Ponchatoula:

621.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Ponchatoula:

478.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Ponchatoula:

742.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Ponchatoula:

615.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Ponchatoula:

682.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Ponchatoula:

636.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Ponchatoula:

510.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Ponchatoula:

819.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Ponchatoula:

816.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Ponchatoula:

560.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Ponchatoula:

888.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Ponchatoula:

863.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Ponchatoula:

1,059.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Ponchatoula:

1,099.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Ponchatoula:

1,011.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Ponchatoula:

1,038.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Ponchatoula:

1,336.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Ponchatoula:

771.9
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 2019, including police officers: 32 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Louisiana average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 28 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Louisiana average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 28 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Louisiana average:

3.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Louisiana average:

3.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Louisiana average:

3.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.59
Louisiana average:

3.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Louisiana average:

3.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Louisiana average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
Louisiana average:

3.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 26 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Louisiana average:

3.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Louisiana average:

3.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 24 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
Louisiana average:

3.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 25 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.25
Louisiana average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Louisiana average:

3.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 22 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Louisiana average:

3.79

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Ponchatoula, LA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 70454.