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Crime Report for Ponchatoula,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Ponchatoula, is 0.3 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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Ponchatoula Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Ponchatoula, has a violent crime rate of 1466 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

Ponchatoula 1466
LA 968
National 676

Ponchatoula, is in the 91% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 96% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 91% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Ponchatoula, or said another way, 9% of cities in have crime rates higher than Ponchatoula.


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Crime Ponchatoula LA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1465.6 968.2 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 23.5 6.5
Forcible Rape 46.3 36.0 31.1
Robbery Rate 216.0 264.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 1203.3 644.6 315
Property Crime Total 8191.9 5173.5 3726.9
Burglary 2730.6 1344.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 5013.9 3338.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 447.4 491.2 382.3
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.


Ponchatoula, has a property crime rate of 8191.9 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

Ponchatoula 8191.9
LA 5173.5
National 3727



Ponchatoula Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 94
National Percentile Rank - 97