Safest Places to Live in Louisiana 2021

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Last Update: September 5, 2021 Living

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 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.

Louisiana is home to almost 4.7 million people, making it the 25th most populous state in the US.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 3,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Louisiana 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Blanchard 3 147 0 0,00
2 Rayville 3 492 0 0,00
3 Westlake 4 959 3 0,60
4 Jena 3 370 3 0,89
5 Berwick 4 416 4 0,91
6 Youngsville 15 020 14 0,93
7 Gramercy 3 307 4 1,21
8 Lutcher 3 192 4 1,25
9 Ville Platte 7 029 9 1,28
10 Harahan 9 298 12 1,29
11 Scott 8 725 12 1,38
12 Mandeville 12 331 18 1,46
13 Addis 5 747 9 1,57
14 Kenner 66 653 149 2,24
15 Westwego 8 415 20 2,38
16 Broussard 12 985 32 2,46
17 Rayne 8 088 20 2,47
18 Greenwood 3 141 8 2,55
19 Slidell 27 768 75 2,70
20 Sulphur 20 200 66 3,27
21 Iowa 3 262 11 3,37
22 Carencro 9 387 34 3,62
23 Ruston 22 148 85 3,84
24 Baker 13 240 51 3,85
25 Springhill 4 792 19 3,96
26 Vidalia 3 871 16 4,13
27 Zachary 18 009 79 4,39
28 Breaux Bridge 8 237 42 5,10
29 Farmerville 3 725 19 5,10
30 Eunice 9 939 51 5,13

Crime Score in All Cities in Louisiana 2021

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Louisiana cities.

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

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Ida 205 0 0,00
2 Norwood 295 0 0,00
3 Georgetown 326 0 0,00
4 Epps 819 0 0,00
5 Sibley 1 144 0 0,00
6 Olla 1 349 0 0,00
7 Many 2 704 0 0,00
8 French Settlement 1 182 1 0,85
9 Oil City 980 1 1,02
10 Cullen 1 069 2 1,87
11 Lake Arthur 2 778 7 2,52
12 Port Vincent 751 2 2,66
13 Erath 2 059 7 3,40
14 Bernice 1 611 6 3,72
15 Brusly 2 737 11 4,02
16 Kinder 2 388 10 4,19
17 Greensburg 653 3 4,59
18 Krotz Springs 1 208 8 6,62
19 Pearl River 2 631 19 7,22
20 Independence 1 921 26 13,53

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Blanchard 3 147 0 0,00
2 Rayville 3 492 0 0,00
3 Westlake 4 959 3 0,60
4 Jena 3 370 3 0,89
5 Berwick 4 416 4 0,91
6 Gramercy 3 307 4 1,21
7 Lutcher 3 192 4 1,25
8 Ville Platte 7 029 9 1,28
9 Harahan 9 298 12 1,29
10 Scott 8 725 12 1,38
11 Addis 5 747 9 1,57
12 Westwego 8 415 20 2,38
13 Rayne 8 088 20 2,47
14 Greenwood 3 141 8 2,55
15 Iowa 3 262 11 3,37
16 Carencro 9 387 34 3,62
17 Springhill 4 792 19 3,96
18 Vidalia 3 871 16 4,13
19 Breaux Bridge 8 237 42 5,10
20 Farmerville 3 725 19 5,10
21 Eunice 9 939 51 5,13
22 Vinton 3 291 17 5,17
23 Tallulah 6 701 35 5,22
24 Walker 6 296 33 5,24
25 Winnfield 4 307 24 5,57
26 Welsh 3 254 20 6,15
27 Port Allen 4 940 33 6,68
28 Kaplan 4 465 32 7,17
29 Church Point 4 424 39 8,82
30 Leesville 5 617 55 9,79
31 Ponchatoula 7 478 78 10,43
32 Franklinton 3 761 44 11,70
33 Marksville 5 369 119 22,16

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Youngsville 15 020 14 0,93
2 Mandeville 12 331 18 1,46
3 Broussard 12 985 32 2,46
4 Slidell 27 768 75 2,70
5 Sulphur 20 200 66 3,27
6 Ruston 22 148 85 3,84
7 Baker 13 240 51 3,85
8 Zachary 18 009 79 4,39
9 Thibodaux 14 587 81 5,55
10 Gonzales 10 940 61 5,58
11 Gretna 17 729 119 6,71
12 Pineville 14 261 114 7,99
13 Abbeville 12 142 101 8,32
14 Minden 11 984 105 8,76
15 West Monroe 12 350 113 9,15
16 Natchitoches 17 747 177 9,97
17 Bastrop 10 156 102 10,04
18 Crowley 12 621 158 12,52
19 Bogalusa 11 681 147 12,58
20 Opelousas 16 049 394 24,55

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Kenner 66 653 149 2,24
2 Lafayette 126 694 664 5,24
3 Lake Charles 78 733 413 5,25
4 Houma 32 771 209 6,38
5 Shreveport 187 556 1 462 7,80
6 Bossier City 69 044 546 7,91
7 Baton Rouge 220 648 2 066 9,36
8 New Orleans 394 498 4 516 11,45
9 Alexandria 46 630 732 15,70
10 Monroe 47 746 843 17,66

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?

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