Gonzales, LA
Crime Rates


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Gonzales, LA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 92 per one thousand residents, Gonzales 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 11. Within Louisiana, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gonzales.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 10,678, Gonzales has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Gonzales does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Gonzales.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Gonzales 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 Gonzales.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gonzales occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Gonzales; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 205. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Gonzales is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gonzales, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 11, which is a rate of 87 per one thousand population.

Gonzales Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Gonzales Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gonzales 4.87
Louisiana 5.40
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 205

in Gonzales

1 in 185

in Louisiana
Population: 10,678
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 11 34
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.56 1.03 3.18
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)

Gonzales 87.28
Louisiana 33.53
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 11

in Gonzales

1 in 30

in Louisiana
Gonzales Property CRIMES
Population: 10,678
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 82 826 24
Rate per 1,000 7.68 77.36 2.25
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

Gonzales Crimes Per Square Mile

Gonzales 116
Louisiana 34