Baton Rouge, LA
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Baton Rouge, LA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Baton Rouge has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Louisiana, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Baton Rouge. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Baton Rouge to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Baton Rouge to other communities of similar population, then Baton Rouge crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Baton Rouge does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Baton Rouge does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Baton Rouge.

For Baton Rouge, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Baton Rouge is one in 113.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Baton Rouge experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Baton Rouge is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Baton Rouge, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Baton Rouge Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Baton Rouge Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,017

10,824

12,841

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.82

47.35

56.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Baton Rouge 8.82
Louisiana 5.40
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Baton Rouge

1 in 185

in Louisiana
Baton Rouge VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 228,590
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 60 104 814 1,039
Rate per 1,000 0.26 0.45 3.56 4.55
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Baton Rouge 47.35
Louisiana 33.53
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Baton Rouge

1 in 30

in Louisiana
Baton Rouge Property CRIMES
Population: 228,590
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,460 7,838 526
Rate per 1,000 10.76 34.29 2.30
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Baton Rouge Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Baton Rouge 162
Louisiana 34