Fort Polk, LA
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Fort Polk, LA crime analytics


If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Fort Polk. With an annual crime rate of only 5 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 203. These crime statistics put Fort Polk in the elite group of the safest communities in both Louisiana and in the nation as a whole.

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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