Crime in New Orleans, LA, United States

Crime rates in New Orleans, LA, United States

Level of crime
80.88 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.66 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
61.54 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
65.38 High
Worries car stolen
58.50 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
68.20 High
Worries attacked
62.02 High
Worries being insulted
59.25 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
44.19 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
74.50 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
73.77 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.54 High
Problem corruption and bribery
71.68 High

Safety in New Orleans, LA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
54.13 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
23.08 Low

Contributors: 104

Last update: August 2022

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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4 Comments so far
EMA on Jun 03, 2022:
everything has a price.This is the payment for slavery which was born only in America. I am thrilled about the percentages of crimes, drugs, unsafety, etc..After I read this, my city Bucharest is one of the safest cities so better to live in an ex-communist country then there..
Local on Aug 26, 2021:
We do have crime and high rates. That is true, but specific location makes the difference. Don't make the assumption that you'll be safe all because of some one time tourist experience. We have had incidents of tourist murders and injuries. Look up the story about the Aussie who came here and lost her eye because of an attack during her Mardi Gras vacation. I would also not recommend traveling alone late at night. This is not a place of fantasy. We were homicide capital for multiple years in a row for the longest. The advice is stay alert, exercise caution, and be safe...which should be done everywhere worldwide.
Anonymous on Jan 17, 2019:
Accordong to these comments about how a couple of people's experiences in New Orleans, Louisiana went, maybe the crime rate of that famous town was slightly over-exaggerated. Now because I DO mean it when I say "slightly", don't get me wrong. New Orleans DOES have gangs, theft, drug addicts, bigots and abusive psychos, and yet in fiction (Walt Disney Animation Studios's The Princess and the Frog, anyone? Outside of Dr. Facilier's evil and animal abusers at a New Orleans swamp anyways...), New Orleans is portrayed as a safe, fun place.
Anonymous on Dec 29, 2018:
Made it past New Orleans I was driving past the swampy hoods when I was road tripping to Florida,not to mention I am also white. Yet I made it past alive,it’s not that bad, just don’t get attention on you if you are in the suburbs and you are fine.