(PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Busted! Mugshots, part of the Busted! Grid network, reviews statistics provided by the FBI to help residents understand crime trends in New Orleans. Compiled from the most recent Uniform Crime Report, the crime statistics provide an overview of national and local crime trends.
According to recent reports detailing the ten most dangerous cities in America, no city in Louisiana made the list. However, the state is known as the world’s prison capital due to the imprisonment of more of its citizens per head than anywhere else. Although Louisiana has more people in prison than any other state, property and violent crimes increased last year according to the 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report.
Property crimes reported in New Orleans rose 11.8% with increases all categories including the number burglaries, larceny thefts, and motor vehicle thefts. Larceny thefts had the highest increase rate with 16.5%.
Burglary 4.4% increase
Larceny Theft 16.5% increase
Motor Vehicle Theft 5.4% increase
The violent crime rate increased 6% according to the report with several categories decreasing in double digits. Crime rates rose across the board in all categories including homicides, forcible rapes, robbery and aggravated assault. The biggest increase occurred in homicides with a 14.3% increase. Aggravated assault showed the least percentage increase with 0.4%.
Homicides 14.3% increase
Rape 13.2% increase
Robbery 11.1% increase
Aggravated Assault 0.4% increase
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