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Safest Places to Live in Louisiana 2020

EPF Last Update: March 7, 2020

When we think of Louisiana, we instantly think of New Orleans. Jazz, Bourbon Street, French Quarter, Cajun food… all this is very typical of this unique city.

New Orleans and Louisiana are very multicultural, with obvious influences from African, French, Spanish and Native American cultures. This can be tasted in the food, heard in the music, seen in the streets, felt in conversation with people and fallen in love with after only a couple of days spent here. The state is rather liberal, dynamic, vibrant and as we said, unique.

The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, while the largest city is New Orleans, which is home to over 340,000 people and God knows how many tourists throughout the year. Louisiana is home to almost 4.7 million people, which makes it the 25th most populous state in the US.

Louisiana saw a 1.5% drop in the violent crime rate (1.4% per 100,000 people) in the period from 2016 to 2017.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Louisiana 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Berwick453710,22
2Blanchard316810,32
3Jena337920,59
4Youngsville14370120,84
5De Ridder10820100,92
6Ball401851,24
7Addis550571,27
8Harahan9424121,27
9Mandeville12371161,29
10Minden12215181,47
11Ville Platte7130111,54
12Springhill489181,64
13Scott8810151,70
14Vidalia394871,77
15Jennings9949191,91
16Kenner675561552,29
17Carencro9174222,40
18Rayne8184212,57
19Westwego8551222,57
20Gramercy338292,66
21Covington10658302,81
22Kaplan4529132,87
23Ferriday3256103,07
24Tallulah6777213,10
25Slidell27973873,11
26Baker13487443,26
27Breaux Bridge8349283,35
28Lutcher3266123,67
29Ruston22274823,68
30Greenwood3183123,77

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Crime Score in All Cities in Louisiana 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Louisiana cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Ida20800,00
2Fisher22100,00
3Norwood29900,00
4Georgetown32400,00
5Pollock47800,00
6Wilson55200,00
7Port Vincent75100,00
8Epps82000,00
9Moreauville88900,00
10Washington94000,00
11Cullen108800,00
12Sibley116100,00
13Ringgold139600,00
14Brusly277310,36
15Kinder240410,42
16Olla136210,73
17Golden Meadow198521,01
18Marion75011,33
19Folsom86022,33
20Oil City99533,02
21Florien60723,29
22Clinton151653,30
23French Settlement117543,40
24Lake Arthur2757113,99
25Oak Grove158174,43
26Many2714134,79
27Erath2083136,24
28Krotz Springs122186,55
29Pearl River2641269,84
30White Castle17502212,57
31Independence19112513,08
32Greensburg6592639,45

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Berwick453710,22
2Blanchard316810,32
3Jena337920,59
4Ball401851,24
5Addis550571,27
6Harahan9424121,27
7Ville Platte7130111,54
8Springhill489181,64
9Scott8810151,70
10Vidalia394871,77
11Jennings9949191,91
12Carencro9174222,40
13Rayne8184212,57
14Westwego8551222,57
15Gramercy338292,66
16Kaplan4529132,87
17Ferriday3256103,07
18Tallulah6777213,10
19Breaux Bridge8349283,35
20Lutcher3266123,67
21Greenwood3183123,77
22Patterson5964264,36
23Haughton3425154,38
24Denham Springs9761444,51
25Plaquemine6660324,80
26Port Allen5011275,39
27Iowa3322195,72
28Farmerville3805236,04
29Lake Providence3551246,76
30Mansfield4741347,17
31Franklin6874527,56
32St. Gabriel7399658,78
33Walker6286599,39
34Franklinton3771369,55
35Leesville59996110,17
36Ponchatoula73697610,31
37Church Point44404911,04
38Welsh32305015,48
39Winnfield43767316,68
40Marksville545010619,45

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Youngsville14370120,84
2De Ridder10820100,92
3Mandeville12371161,29
4Minden12215181,47
5Covington10658302,81
6Slidell27973873,11
7Baker13487443,26
8Ruston22274823,68
9Broussard12672524,10
10Eunice10073444,37
11Thibodaux14745684,61
12Sulphur20250954,69
13Gretna17965864,79
14Gonzales10916625,68
15Zachary178841106,15
16Pineville14415916,31
17Abbeville12279897,25
18West Monroe125941038,18
19Morgan City11066968,68
20Natchitoches179811598,84
21Bogalusa1173012410,57
22Bastrop1027013813,44
23Hammond2055029914,55
24Crowley1277922817,84
25Opelousas1626234821,40

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Kenner675561552,29
2Houma332261584,76
3Lafayette1275926815,34
4Lake Charles778525757,39
5Bossier City695515768,28
6Shreveport19080815888,32
7Baton Rouge22479020679,20
8New Orleans396374461111,63
9Monroe4829167714,02
10Alexandria4723868514,50

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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