Shreveport, LA
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Shreveport, LA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 60 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 17. Within Louisiana, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Shreveport.

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 121.

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 19, which is a rate of 52 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 342.

Shreveport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Shreveport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,624

10,194

11,818

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.24

51.69

59.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shreveport 8.24
Louisiana 5.40

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 121

in Shreveport

1 in 185

in Louisiana

Shreveport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 197,204
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22 129 460 1,013
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.65 2.33 5.14

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
Shreveport 51.69
Louisiana 33.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Shreveport

1 in 30

in Louisiana

Shreveport Property CRIMES

Population: 197,204
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,240 7,377 577
Rate per 1,000 11.36 37.41 2.93

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

Shreveport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shreveport 98
Louisiana 34