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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 2022 crime rate in New Orleans, LA is 764 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.1% U.S. cities. The 2022 New Orleans crime rate rose by 9% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 266 - an increase of 48 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years New Orleans has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous New Orleans, LA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New Orleans:

763.8
Gretna:

331.7
Westwego:

192.7
Harahan:

80.7
Kenner:

228.4
Jean Lafitte:

24.6
Slidell:

221.3
Mandeville:

100.7
Pearl River:

182.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New Orleans by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
174
(51.7)
175
(50.9)
200
(57.6)
193
(53.2)
156
(41.4)
150
(38.7)
164
(41.7)
174
(43.8)
157
(39.5)
147
(37.1)
121
(30.7)
201
(51.0)
218
(55.7)
266
(71.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
98
(29.1)
144
(41.9)
163
(47.0)
136
(37.5)
176
(46.7)
244
(63.0)
409
(104.0)
537
(135.2)
575
(144.7)
681
(171.8)
774
(196.2)
712
(180.8)
501
(128.1)
442
(119.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
932
(277.0)
953
(277.2)
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)
1,013
(256.8)
1,106
(280.9)
903
(230.9)
1,039
(280.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,410
(419.1)
1,321
(384.2)
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)
2,608
(661.1)
3,196
(811.6)
3,972
(1,015)
3,598
(972.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,821
(1,136)
3,695
(1,075)
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)
2,143
(543.2)
1,994
(506.4)
2,214
(566.0)
1,837
(496.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,507
(1,934)
6,540
(1,902)
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)
15,785
(4,001)
12,358
(3,138)
10,421
(2,664)
11,138
(3,009)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,612
(776.4)
2,410
(700.9)
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)
2,951
(748.0)
3,524
(894.9)
3,209
(820.4)
4,202
(1,135)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
65
(16.8)
36
(9.1)
69
(17.4)
41
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index512.7502.7545.0514.2492.3563.4568.0610.9627.2661.1685.5725.9698.1763.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 811 registered sex offenders living in New Orleans, Louisiana as of June 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Orleans is 483 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
New Orleans:

889.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
New Orleans:

862.7
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
New Orleans:

829.1
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
New Orleans:

716.5
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
New Orleans:

723.2
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
New Orleans:

692.3
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
New Orleans:

668.2
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New Orleans:

589.3
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
New Orleans:

576.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
New Orleans:

478.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
New Orleans:

506.1
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
New Orleans:

505.9
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New Orleans:

474.4
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
New Orleans:

480.6
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
New Orleans:

616.7
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
New Orleans:

577.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
New Orleans:

199.3
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
New Orleans:

169.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
New Orleans:

420.0
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
New Orleans:

369.5
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
New Orleans:

392.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
New Orleans:

420.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
New Orleans:

380.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

415.2
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:

510.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New Orleans:

212.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New Orleans:

147.4
U.S. Average:

322.3
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: 1,448 (1,154 officers - 885 male; 269 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Louisiana average:

3.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,457 (1,209 officers - 933 male; 276 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Louisiana average:

3.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,436 (1,101 officers - 844 male; 257 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Louisiana average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,403 (1,171 officers - 908 male; 263 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Louisiana average:

3.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,442 (1,210 officers - 967 male; 243 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Louisiana average:

4.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,513 (1,271 officers - 1,021 male; 250 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
Louisiana average:

3.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,609 (1,349 officers - 1,088 male; 261 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.89
Louisiana average:

3.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,715 (1,452 officers - 1,177 male; 275 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
Louisiana average:

4.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,725 (1,448 officers - 1,171 male; 277 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.14
Louisiana average:

4.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,666 (1,416 officers - 1,156 male; 260 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.42
Louisiana average:

3.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,644 (1,424 officers - 1,167 male; 257 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Louisiana average:

3.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,925 (1,671 officers - 1,348 male; 323 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.61
Louisiana average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,070 (1,661 officers - 1,343 male; 318 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Louisiana average:

3.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,995 (1,612 officers - 1,325 male; 287 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
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.