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Crime Report for New Orleans,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for New Orleans, is 0.8 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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New Orleans Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


New Orleans, has a violent crime rate of 1019 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 968 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

New Orleans 1019
LA 968
National 676

New Orleans, is in the 71% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 92% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 71% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than New Orleans, or said another way, 29% of cities in have crime rates higher than New Orleans.


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Crime New Orleans LA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1019.4 968.2 676
Murder / NNH 63.6 23.5 6.5
Forcible Rape 23.1 36.0 31.1
Robbery Rate 385.5 264.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 547.2 644.6 315
Property Crime Total 5287.1 5173.5 3726.9
Burglary 1631.3 1344.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 2516.0 3338.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 1139.9 491.2 382.3
Arson 0.0 30.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


New Orleans, has a property crime rate of 5287.1 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5173.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

New Orleans 5287.1
LA 5173.5
National 3727



New Orleans Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 73
National Percentile Rank - 88