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


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

Crime rate in Westwego, LA

The 2018 crime rate in Westwego, LA is 187 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 65.0% U.S. cities. The 2018 Westwego crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Westwego has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Westwego, LA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Westwego:

187.2
Harahan:

89.9
Gretna:

265.7
New Orleans:

661.1
Kenner:

223.9
Mandeville:

111.7
Slidell:

245.8
Gramercy:

205.5
Lutcher:

320.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Westwego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
3
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.2)
5
(58.2)
3
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
4
(46.8)
5
(58.6)
4
(46.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(94.7)
12
(120.7)
7
(70.3)
3
(30.9)
3
(29.9)
3
(29.3)
6
(69.7)
4
(46.6)
1
(11.7)
7
(82.0)
3
(35.1)
7
(81.9)
1
(11.7)
6
(70.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(161.1)
27
(271.6)
33
(331.4)
33
(339.8)
26
(259.1)
12
(117.3)
22
(255.5)
24
(279.5)
19
(223.0)
31
(363.3)
18
(210.6)
17
(199.0)
16
(187.5)
12
(140.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
65
(615.8)
54
(543.2)
74
(743.2)
60
(617.9)
52
(518.3)
45
(440.1)
61
(708.3)
43
(500.8)
48
(563.3)
49
(574.2)
47
(549.9)
48
(561.9)
17
(199.2)
39
(456.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(1,563)
176
(1,770)
215
(2,159)
161
(1,658)
142
(1,415)
138
(1,350)
177
(2,055)
121
(1,409)
180
(2,112)
171
(2,004)
191
(2,235)
160
(1,873)
143
(1,676)
117
(1,368)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(274.8)
33
(331.9)
23
(231.0)
16
(164.8)
15
(149.5)
13
(127.1)
8
(92.9)
6
(69.9)
11
(129.1)
14
(164.0)
12
(140.4)
21
(245.8)
7
(82.0)
15
(175.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.9)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.7)
City-Data.com crime index188.3254.1268.4200.0193.6127.2229.8236.8210.5230.7224.5235.7175.5187.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 45 registered sex offenders living in Westwego, Louisiana as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westwego is 190 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Westwego:

152.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Westwego:

158.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Westwego:

187.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Westwego:

158.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Westwego:

222.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Westwego:

152.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Westwego:

244.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Westwego:

185.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Westwego:

73.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Westwego:

174.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Westwego:

185.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Westwego:

231.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Westwego:

226.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Westwego:

127.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Westwego:

183.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Westwego:

240.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Westwego:

204.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Westwego:

185.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Westwego:

136.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Westwego:

242.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Westwego:

242.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Westwego:

239.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Westwego:

237.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Westwego:

181.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Westwego:

258.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Westwego:

174.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Westwego:

196.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Westwego:

231.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Westwego:

291.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Westwego:

246.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Westwego:

242.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Westwego:

210.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Westwego:

223.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Westwego:

180.5
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: 39 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
Louisiana average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 38 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
Louisiana average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 38 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.33
Louisiana average:

3.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
Louisiana average:

3.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
Louisiana average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 39 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Louisiana average:

3.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 40 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.81
Louisiana average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 42 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Louisiana average:

3.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 40 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.91
Louisiana average:

3.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 44 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
Louisiana average:

3.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 41 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Louisiana average:

3.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 38 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
Louisiana average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 40 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Louisiana average:

3.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 37 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.34
Louisiana average:

3.79

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

Zip codes: 70094.