Ponchatoula, LA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
601
Total Crimes
8,036.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
242.58%
Above National Average
86 out of 93
In Louisiana
8,819 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Ponchatoula, LA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Ponchatoula is 8,036.9 per 100,000 people. That's 242.58% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 128.07% higher than the Louisiana total crime rate of 3,523.8 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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Ponchatoula SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
4

How Does Ponchatoula Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Ponchatoula
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 601 8,036.9 3,523.8 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 15.8 6.5
Robbery 23 307.6 80.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 50 668.6 497.0 279.7
Violent Crime 78 1,043.1 639.4 387.8
Burglary 118 1,578.0 510.1 314.2
Larceny 379 5,068.2 2,107.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 26 347.7 266.9 246.0
Property Crime 523 6,993.8 2,884.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Ponchatoula

78.0
Violent Crimes
1,043.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
168.97%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 95.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Ponchatoula each year. That compares to a 1 in 156.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Ponchatoula is 1,043.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 168.97% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 63.12% higher than the Louisiana violent crime rate of 639.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Ponchatoula

523.0
Property Crimes
6,993.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
257.16%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 14.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Ponchatoula each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Ponchatoula is 6,993.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 257.16% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 142.47% higher than the Louisiana property crime rate of 2,884.4 per 100,000 people.

Ponchatoula 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 Ponchatoula

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
New Orleans, LA 393,779 23,091 5,863.9 4,539.6 1,324.3
Baton Rouge, LA 219,245 12,667 5,777.6 4,825.7 951.9
Kenner, LA 66,308 1,959 2,954.4 2,686.0 268.4
Baker, LA 13,122 494 3,764.7 3,155.0 609.7
Bogalusa, LA 11,427 687 6,012.1 4,323.1 1,689.0
Westwego, LA 8,303 223 2,685.8 1,987.2 698.5
Independence, LA 1,908 85 4,454.9 3,721.2 733.8
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