Metairie, LA
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The crime rate in Metairie is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Metairie is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Metairie is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Louisiana, Metairie has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Metairie to other communities of similar population, then Metairie crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Metairie.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Metairie 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 Metairie; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 222. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Metairie's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Metairie a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Metairie is one in 27.

Metairie Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Metairie Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

629

5,140

5,769

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.51

36.84

41.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Metairie 4.51
Louisiana 5.40

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 222

in Metairie

1 in 185

in Louisiana

Metairie VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 139,524
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
Metairie 36.84
Louisiana 33.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Metairie

1 in 30

in Louisiana

Metairie Property CRIMES

Population: 139,524
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

Metairie Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Metairie 248
Louisiana 34