How safe is New Orleans, LA?

Crime in New Orleans has long been an issue, and the murder rate is much higher than that of metro regions with comparable populations.

Crime Index

Index Score: 3.1 /10

How we calculate this.


New Orleans has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
New Orleans, LA

564.0

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to New Orleans
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
New Orleans, LA

2948.1

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to New Orleans
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.