Shreveport, LA
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Shreveport, LA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Shreveport 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 15. Within Louisiana, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Shreveport. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Shreveport to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Shreveport, 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 Shreveport is one in 105.

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 Shreveport 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 Shreveport is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Shreveport, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 55 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Shreveport 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 Shreveport is one in 257.

Shreveport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Shreveport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,865

10,798

12,663

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.57

55.40

64.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shreveport 9.57
Louisiana 5.66

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 105

in Shreveport

1 in 177

in Louisiana

Shreveport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 194,920
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 42 157 492 1,174
Rate per 1,000 0.22 0.81 2.52 6.02

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shreveport 55.40
Louisiana 32.98

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Shreveport

1 in 30

in Louisiana

Shreveport Property CRIMES

Population: 194,920
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,329 7,710 759
Rate per 1,000 11.95 39.55 3.89

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Shreveport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shreveport 105
Louisiana 34