Safest Places to Live in Louisiana of February 2024

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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 of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Blanchard3 14700,00
2Rayville3 49200,00
3Westlake4 95930,60
4Jena3 37030,89
5Berwick4 41640,91
6Youngsville15 020140,93
7Gramercy3 30741,21
8Lutcher3 19241,25
9Ville Platte7 02991,28
10Harahan9 298121,29
11Scott8 725121,38
12Mandeville12 331181,46
13Addis5 74791,57
14Kenner66 6531492,24
15Westwego8 415202,38
16Broussard12 985322,46
17Rayne8 088202,47
18Greenwood3 14182,55
19Slidell27 768752,70
20Sulphur20 200663,27
21Iowa3 262113,37
22Carencro9 387343,62
23Ruston22 148853,84
24Baker13 240513,85
25Springhill4 792193,96
26Vidalia3 871164,13
27Zachary18 009794,39
28Breaux Bridge8 237425,10
29Farmerville3 725195,10
30Eunice9 939515,13

Crime Score in All Cities in Louisiana of February 2024

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:
1Ida20500,00
2Norwood29500,00
3Georgetown32600,00
4Epps81900,00
5Sibley1 14400,00
6Olla1 34900,00
7Many2 70400,00
8French Settlement1 18210,85
9Oil City98011,02
10Cullen1 06921,87
11Lake Arthur2 77872,52
12Port Vincent75122,66
13Erath2 05973,40
14Bernice1 61163,72
15Brusly2 737114,02
16Kinder2 388104,19
17Greensburg65334,59
18Krotz Springs1 20886,62
19Pearl River2 631197,22
20Independence1 9212613,53

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Blanchard3 14700,00
2Rayville3 49200,00
3Westlake4 95930,60
4Jena3 37030,89
5Berwick4 41640,91
6Gramercy3 30741,21
7Lutcher3 19241,25
8Ville Platte7 02991,28
9Harahan9 298121,29
10Scott8 725121,38
11Addis5 74791,57
12Westwego8 415202,38
13Rayne8 088202,47
14Greenwood3 14182,55
15Iowa3 262113,37
16Carencro9 387343,62
17Springhill4 792193,96
18Vidalia3 871164,13
19Breaux Bridge8 237425,10
20Farmerville3 725195,10
21Eunice9 939515,13
22Vinton3 291175,17
23Tallulah6 701355,22
24Walker6 296335,24
25Winnfield4 307245,57
26Welsh3 254206,15
27Port Allen4 940336,68
28Kaplan4 465327,17
29Church Point4 424398,82
30Leesville5 617559,79
31Ponchatoula7 4787810,43
32Franklinton3 7614411,70
33Marksville5 36911922,16

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Youngsville15 020140,93
2Mandeville12 331181,46
3Broussard12 985322,46
4Slidell27 768752,70
5Sulphur20 200663,27
6Ruston22 148853,84
7Baker13 240513,85
8Zachary18 009794,39
9Thibodaux14 587815,55
10Gonzales10 940615,58
11Gretna17 7291196,71
12Pineville14 2611147,99
13Abbeville12 1421018,32
14Minden11 9841058,76
15West Monroe12 3501139,15
16Natchitoches17 7471779,97
17Bastrop10 15610210,04
18Crowley12 62115812,52
19Bogalusa11 68114712,58
20Opelousas16 04939424,55

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Kenner66 6531492,24
2Lafayette126 6946645,24
3Lake Charles78 7334135,25
4Houma32 7712096,38
5Shreveport187 5561 4627,80
6Bossier City69 0445467,91
7Baton Rouge220 6482 0669,36
8New Orleans394 4984 51611,45
9Alexandria46 63073215,70
10Monroe47 74684317,66

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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