New Orleans, LA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
25,395
Total Crimes
6,437.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
159.91%
Above National Average
98 out of 111
In Louisiana
9,634 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in New Orleans, LA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in New Orleans is 6,437.3 per 100,000 people. That's 159.91% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 73.45% higher than the Louisiana total crime rate of 3,711.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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New Orleans SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
8

How Does New Orleans Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
New Orleans
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 25,395 6,437.3 3,711.3 2,476.7
Murder 121 30.7 11.7 5.0
Robbery 1,013 256.8 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,608 661.1 402.1 250.2
Violent Crime 4,516 1,144.7 549.3 366.7
Burglary 2,143 543.2 579.0 340.5
Larceny 15,785 4,001.3 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 2,951 748.0 230.5 219.9
Property Crime 20,879 5,292.5 3,162.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In New Orleans

4,516.0
Violent Crimes
1,144.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
212.18%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 87.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in New Orleans each year. That compares to a 1 in 182.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in New Orleans is 1,144.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 212.18% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 108.39% higher than the Louisiana violent crime rate of 549.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In New Orleans

20,879.0
Property Crimes
5,292.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
150.84%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in New Orleans each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in New Orleans is 5,292.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 150.84% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 67.38% higher than the Louisiana property crime rate of 3,162.0 per 100,000 people.

New Orleans Crime Compared To Louisiana Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Louisiana.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around New Orleans

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Kenner, LA 66,653 2,104 3,156.6 2,933.1 223.5
Gretna, LA 17,729 836 4,715.4 4,044.2 671.2
Westwego, LA 8,415 199 2,364.8 2,127.2 237.7
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