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Crime in Louisiana 2008

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2010
90 pages
This report presents the most current (2008) certified information available regarding the number of offenses reported and the number of arrests made by Louisiana law enforcement agencies as recorded in the Summary Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR).
The crime summary shows changes in crime rates between the years 2007 and 2008 for the agencies that reported the entire 12-month reporting period. Crime trends for the years 1999 through 2008 are also included in the report. One section of the report lists the eight Part 1 crimes: the violent crimes are murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The nonviolent Part 1 crime includes burglary, larceny theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The tables show numbers of offenses in cities, parishes, and metropolitan areas compared with non-metropolitan areas of Louisiana in 2008. A section on Index Crime totals and rates for select cities in 2008 show the number of index crimes and rate of crime for cities comparable in size to New Orleans and the principal cities of Louisiana's metropolitan area, another series of tables and charts show trends in index crimes in Louisiana from the year 1999 through 2008. Tables and charts include both number of index crimes and crime rates, followed by graphs that show trends in violent and nonviolent crime. Other data show drug arrests by drug type, weapons, as well the type of weapon used during murder, robbery, and aggravated assault for 2007 and 2008. Tables also present the number of homicides (murder and non-negligent manslaughter) in the State for 2008. In addition, data cover Louisiana law enforcement officers killed feloniously, as well as the number of civilian and sworn officers employed by police departments, sheriffs, universities and colleges, and other State agencies. Extensive tables and figures