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Crime in Louisiana, 2007

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2009
93 pages
This report presents data on the number of offenses reported to Louisiana law enforcement agencies in 2007, along with the number of arrests as recorded in the Summary Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR).
The report shows changes in crime rates between the years 2006 and 2007. Crime trends for the years 1998 through 2007 are also reported. The report contains several new charts with information on regional breakdowns by cities, metropolitan and non-metropolitan parishes, colleges and universities, and other law enforcement entities that deal with offenses. For Part I offenses (murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, burglary, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft.) tables present numbers of offenses in cities, parishes, and metropolitan compared with non-metropolitan areas of the State. For total index crimes in the State, tables and charts show numbers of offenses and crimes, as well as a comparison of 2005, 2006, and 2007. Trends are included for the years 1998 through 2007, along with percentages of violent crime compared to nonviolent (property) crime. Another set of tables and charts show the percent change in index crimes from 2006 to 2007. One table presents the number of index crimes and rate of crime for cities comparable in size to New Orleans. Other tables show where Louisiana ranks in individual index offenses committed compared to the rest of the Nation's States. Rankings are also provided for the total violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, as well as the nonviolent crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Other data sets show arrest data for the State for 2006-2007; type of weapon used in murder, robbery, and aggravated assault for 2006-2007; homicides in the State for 2007; and 2007 Louisiana full-time law enforcement employees listed by city. Extensive tables and figures