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Old 02-09-2022, 03:59 PM
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I know a lot of people do not like that suburb, but for those who live there now, do you feel it's safer there? I know there's crime in Metairie, but for those who live there, are you dealing with similar crime concerns especially carjacking concerns? I've been reading different discussions about Metairie and seem to find mixed answers. I just really want a solid take on it. I'm a single woman, and safety is #1 for me, so I want to live outside New Orleans, but if Metairie is similar as far as crime, I definitely want to know that. If however there is a significant difference in crime and carjackings, then I will live there and go to New Orleans when I want to.

I know lots of people will talk about the city, but this thread isn't about the city. I really just want to know about Metairie in comparison as far as crime.
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Old 02-15-2022, 02:35 PM
Location: Metairie, LA
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Jefferson Parish has much less crime per capita than New Orleans by almost any statistic. It's easy to compare as the population is similar.

In 2021 New Orleans had 218 homicides, vs 45 in Jefferson Parish.

NOLA had 280 carjackings and 384 armed robberies. Jefferson had 193 combined with the vast majority being robberies.

NOLA had 3077 stolen cars, Jefferson had 519.

I wish I could tell you that you'll be fine in the city if you stay out of trouble, and away from the rougher neighborhoods, but I don't think it matters anymore. People are getting carjacked in broad daylight, shot at on the highway, even driving your kid to soccer practice is a risky proposition. One stray bullet or botched carjacking, and you're gone. I honestly feel safer outside of my car, walking around than driving these days.

I live 8 blocks from the edge of the New Orleans, work in the city and bring my kid to school there. However, I try and stick to certain areas and times for going there. It's sad, all the fun and interesting stuff is in the city, but I feel like the crime is out of control at the moment.

Metairie is a big chain filled "meh", but If you can stay East of Causeway, you'll have easy access to the city.

See: https://www.nola.com/news/crime_poli...61f849495.html
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Old 02-22-2022, 11:06 PM
Location: Jefferson Parrish
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Much much safer. Id move here if crime is your concern. Even out to Kenner and def River Ridge.
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