Why Louisiana Has Earned an Overall Crime Grade of D-
We always hear that Louisiana has high crime rates, but new data from crimegrade.org shows things are actually worse than any of us probably realized.
According to a 2024 report, 54% of Louisianans are concerned about becoming victims of violent crime, and 50% are concerned about gun violence.
Violent crime in Louisiana increased by 14% over the previous year, while property crime decreased by 10%.
There has also been a worrying and very troubling 19% increase in mass shootings, from 27 to 32 incidents compared to the previous year.
According to crimegrade.org -
"A crime occurs every 1 minute (on average) in Louisiana.
Your home is 300% more likely to be robbed with no home security system."
So, just how bad is crime here for Louisiana to earn an overall crime rating of D-?
Well, to put things into perspective, Mississippi has an overall crime rating of B-.
Louisiana's overall crime grade breakdown -
Violent Crime Grade - D
Property Crime Grade - D
Other Crimes Grade - D-
From crimegrade.org -
"The D- grade means the rate of crime is much higher than the average US state. Louisiana is in the 10th percentile for safety, meaning 90% of states are safer and 10% of states are more dangerous.
The rate of crime in Louisiana is 83.31 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Louisiana generally consider the east part of the state to be the safest."
According to the data, your chance of being a victim of crime in Louisiana may be as high as 1 in 6 in the southeastern Louisiana neighborhoods, or as low as 1 in 28 in the east part of the state.
The crime rates shown below are calculated as number of crimes per 1,000 Louisiana residents.
Crimegrade.org has much more information including interactive maps you can check out HERE.
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