New Orleans, LA Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in New Orleans, Orleans Parish and Louisiana. Our statistics also include comparisons of New Orleans's crime rate to Louisiana's and nationwide. Keep in mind that New Orleans has a population of 389,617 while Louisiana has a population of 4,670,724.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in New Orleans, LA, there were 3,736 reported major violent crimes and 15,243 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in New Orleans is agg. assault, with 1,666 reported. This represented 44.59% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 9,828 reported.

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New Orleans Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (23rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (41st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (40th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (46th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (46th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (21st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 47th
  • Violent Crimes: 37th (379th per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (99th per 100k)
  • Rape: 24th (443rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 49th (956th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 30th (103rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 50th (1,321st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 50th (1,359th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 53rd (1,824th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 36th (197th per 100k)
  • Arson: 83rd (743rd per 100k)

In Orleans Parish (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 389,617
  • Households: 153,140
  • Median Income: $36,792.00
  • Land Area: 169.421 miles2
  • Water Area: 180.425 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

New Orleans, LA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 150 164
Rape 244 409
Agg. Assault 1906 1666
Robbery 1470 1497
Burglary 3458 2898
Vehicle Thefts 2615 2517
Arson 0 36

Violent Crimes in New Orleans, LA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 164
Rape 409
Aggravated Assault 1666
Robbery 1497

Property Crimes in New Orleans, LA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2898
Larceny 9828
Motor Vehicle Theft 2517
Arson 36

Rape in New Orleans, LA

Year Rape
2006 87
2007 115
2008 65
2009 98
2010 144
2011 163
2012 136
2013 176
2014 244
2015 409

Property Crimes in New Orleans, LA

Year Property Crimes
2006 12178
2007 15583
2008 14880
2009 12940
2010 12645
2011 14013
2012 13689
2013 14525
2014 16382
2015 15243

Louisiana Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23934 25208
Murder 477 481
Rape 2367 2983
Agg. Assault 16387 17454
Robbery 5695 5550
Property Crimes 160824 156629
Burglary 38337 35453
Larceny 112596 111435
Vehicle Thefts 9891 9741
Arson 0 0

Rape in the state of Louisiana

Year Rape
2006 1562
2007 1393
2008 1232
2009 1359
2010 1233
2011 1268
2012 1158
2013 2863
2014 2367
2015 2983

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