Ruston, LA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
762
Total Crimes
3,440.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
38.91%
Above National Average
64 out of 111
In Louisiana
8,278 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Ruston, LA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Ruston is 3,440.5 per 100,000 people. That's 38.91% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -7.30% lower 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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Ruston SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
10

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Ruston
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 762 3,440.5 3,711.3 2,476.7
Murder 3 13.5 11.7 5.0
Robbery 10 45.2 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 72 325.1 402.1 250.2
Violent Crime 85 383.8 549.3 366.7
Burglary 105 474.1 579.0 340.5
Larceny 565 2,551.0 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 7 31.6 230.5 219.9
Property Crime 677 3,056.7 3,162.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Ruston

85.0
Violent Crimes
383.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
4.66%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 260.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Ruston each year. That compares to a 1 in 182.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Ruston is 383.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 4.66% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -30.14% lower than the Louisiana violent crime rate of 549.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Ruston

677.0
Property Crimes
3,056.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
44.87%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 32.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Ruston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Ruston is 3,056.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 44.87% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -3.33% lower than the Louisiana property crime rate of 3,162.0 per 100,000 people.

Ruston 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 Ruston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Monroe, LA 47,746 3,984 8,344.2 6,578.6 1,765.6
El Dorado, AR 17,820 1,235 6,930.4 5,589.2 1,341.2
Jamestown, ND 15,198 352 2,316.1 2,072.6 243.5
West Monroe, LA 12,350 1,018 8,242.9 7,327.9 915.0
Minden, LA 11,984 502 4,188.9 3,312.8 876.2
Bastrop, LA 10,156 929 9,147.3 8,143.0 1,004.3
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