Lake Charles, LA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
4,352
Total Crimes
5,590.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
117.65%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Lake Charles, LA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lake Charles is 5,590.1 per 100,000 people. That's 117.65% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 46.59% higher than the Louisiana total crime rate of 3,813.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Lake Charles SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9.5

How Does Lake Charles Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lake Charles
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,352 5,590.1 3,813.5 2,568.4
Murder 6 7.7 11.4 5.0
Robbery 134 172.1 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 380 488.1 383.4 246.8
Violent Crime 575 738.6 537.5 368.9
Burglary 1,845 2,369.9 668.1 376.0
Larceny 1,638 2,104.0 2,360.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 294 377.6 247.6 228.9
Property Crime 3,777 4,851.5 3,276.0 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Lake Charles

575
Violent Crimes
738.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
100.21%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 135.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lake Charles each year. That compares to a 1 in 186.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lake Charles is 738.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 100.21% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 37.40% higher than the Louisiana violent crime rate of 537.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lake Charles

3,777
Property Crimes
4,851.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
120.57%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lake Charles each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lake Charles is 4,851.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 120.57% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 48.09% higher than the Louisiana property crime rate of 3,276.0 per 100,000 people.

Lake Charles Crime Compared To Louisiana Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Louisiana.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Lake Charles

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sulphur, LA 20,250 974 4,809.9 4,340.7 469.1
Nederland, TX 17,563 356 2,027.0 1,759.4 267.6
Groves, TX 15,722 378 2,404.3 1,952.7 451.6
Port Neches, TX 12,881 234 1,816.6 1,381.9 434.7
Jennings, LA 9,949 206 2,070.6 1,879.6 191.0
Iowa, LA 3,322 158 4,756.2 4,184.2 571.9
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