Monroe, LA
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With a crime rate of 111 per one thousand residents, Monroe 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 9. Within Louisiana, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Monroe.

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 49,598, Monroe has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Monroe 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 Monroe.

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

For Monroe, 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 Monroe is one in 38.

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 Monroe 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 Monroe is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Monroe, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 12, which is a rate of 85 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Monroe has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Monroe is one in 391.

Monroe Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Monroe Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,297

4,210

5,507

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

26.15

84.88

111.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Monroe 26.15
Louisiana 5.40
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 38

in Monroe

1 in 185

in Louisiana
Monroe VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 49,598
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 18 46 169 1,064
Rate per 1,000 0.36 0.93 3.41 21.45
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
Monroe 84.88
Louisiana 33.53
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 12

in Monroe

1 in 30

in Louisiana
Monroe Property CRIMES
Population: 49,598
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 901 3,182 127
Rate per 1,000 18.17 64.16 2.56
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

Monroe Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Monroe 170
Louisiana 34