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Safest Cities in Louisiana

A Guide to Louisiana's Safest Cities

Best Places to Live in Louisiana

Louisiana’s Safest Cities

 

From Bourbon Street to Baton Rouge, the  “Bayou State” conjures images of a colorful kaleidoscope of communities along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi. 

The state crime ratings are: 

Avg. Violent Crimes in LA

Louisiana – State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Avg. Property Crimes in LA

Louisiana – State Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

What are the Best Cities in Louisiana to Live In?

 

Louisiana’s safest cities boast low crime rates which are well below these numbers.  

Sixty percent of our Top 10 Safest Cities in Louisiana had less than 600 property crimes.

Six of the cities had 40 or less violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Louisiana, this list of safest cities in Louisiana is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Louisiana.

 

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Louisiana are:

1.   Youngsville

2.   Minden

3.   Manderville

4.   De Ridder

5.   Broussard

6.   Baker

7.   Gretna

8.   Ruston

9.   Kenner

10. Slidell

Safest Cities in Louisiana – Video Summary

Youngsville, LA

Youngsville, LA

Population

13,679

Violent Crimes

16

Property Crimes

169

Minden, LA

Minden, LA

Population

12,497

Violent Crimes

8

Property Crimes

213

Mandeville, LA

Mandeville, LA

Population

12,503

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

249

De Ridder, LA

De Ridder, LA

Population

11,116

Violent Crimes

20

Property Crimes

221

Broussard, LA

Broussard, LA

Population

12,125

Violent Crimes

27

Property Crimes

271

Baker, LA

Baker, LA

Population

13,584

Violent Crimes

51

Property Crimes

366

Gretna, LA

Gretna, LA

Population

17,923

Violent Crimes

39

Property Crimes

561

Ruston, LA

Ruston, LA

Population

22,438

Violent Crimes

123

Property Crimes

720

Kenner, LA

Kenner, LA

Population

67,149

Violent Crimes

193

Property Crimes

2104

Slidell, LA

Slidell, LA

Population

28,163

Violent Crimes

97

Property Crimes

995

More of the Best Cities in Louisiana

 

Whether you are looking at real estate that borders the Mississippi River or overlooks the Gulf of Mexico,  this list of the best cities in Louisiana can help you locate a community with relatively low crime statistics.  Large city or small town…from just outside of New Orleans to Baton Rouge-  a safe community is not far away. 

11-20

Jennings

Houma

Thibodaux

Sulphur

Morgan City

Zachary

Eunice

Bogalusa

Crowley

Bossier City

21-30

Lake Charles

Lafayette

Natchitoches

Gonzales

Denham Springs

Pineville

West Monroe

Opelousas

Shreveport

Bastrop

Methodology – How we selected the Best Cities in Louisiana for Low Crime

To determine the safest cities in Louisiana, we analyzed the most recent (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report figures for cities with a population of 10,000 or more, who reported their crime stats.

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft). These figures were weighted in order to reflect the seriousness of the criminal activity. Property crimes were factored by .50 and then added to the number of violent crimes reported in the community.

This number was then divided by the population of the community and normalized the statistical finding to weighted crimes per 100,000.

 

The Best Cities in Louisiana- Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering relocating to Louisiana, these communities are among the best cities in which a new Louisianan could reside.

However, it is important to understand that not all cities report their data…and that certain areas within any city may be much safer than others.  This is especially true in larger metropolitan areas.  Consequently, one should investigate individual neighborhoods within the community communicate with local law enforcement to get a better picture of the safety on a local neighborhood level.

For more tips on keeping your home and family safer, we recommend you take a look at out our Guide to Personal Safety, Tips for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

 

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