Fort Polk, LA
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Fort Polk, LA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Fort Polk's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in both Louisiana and the nation. Fort Polk's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Fort Polk is one in 203.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Fort Polk, and we found that the crime rate in Fort Polk is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Fort Polk is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fort Polk 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 Fort Polk.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Fort Polk's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Fort Polk is one in 965.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Fort Polk compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Fort Polk is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Fort Polk is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Fort Polk Crime Data

 

Crime Index

91

(100 is safest)


Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Fort Polk Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

45

57

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.04

3.89

4.92

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Polk 1.04
Louisiana 5.40

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 965

in Fort Polk

1 in 185

in Louisiana

Fort Polk VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,580
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Fort Polk 3.89
Louisiana 33.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 257

in Fort Polk

1 in 30

in Louisiana

Fort Polk Property CRIMES

Population: 11,580
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Fort Polk Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Polk 0
Louisiana 34

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