Morgan City, LA
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The crime rate in Morgan City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Morgan City is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Morgan City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Louisiana, Morgan City has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Morgan City 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 Morgan City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 370. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Morgan City's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Morgan City 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 Morgan City is one in 31.

Morgan City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Morgan City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

388

420

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.70

32.78

35.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Morgan City 2.70
Louisiana 5.40
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 370

in Morgan City

1 in 185

in Louisiana
Morgan City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,835
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 6 24
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.51 2.03
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
Morgan City 32.78
Louisiana 33.53
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Morgan City

1 in 30

in Louisiana
Morgan City Property CRIMES
Population: 11,835
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 351 9
Rate per 1,000 2.37 29.66 0.76
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

Morgan City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Morgan City 67
Louisiana 34