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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Louisiana

Louisiana’s local and state law enforcement agencies maintain criminal records for the state including arrests. They have two ways for the public to obtain someone’s criminal background report. First, they have a website where people can search via the name for someone. First, they must set up an account and log in to use the system. The other method is you by downloading a form from their website and ordering a copy through the mail. Either way, there is a $26 fee when requesting a copy of someone’s arrest records.

Are Arrest Records public in Louisiana?

Yes, and they do offer records to the public for a fee of $26 per record. They use the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) system for fingerprints to match requests up with the right person. In some cases, the requestor must get the person’s permission. They have a consent form on their website that you can use. Government agencies do not need consent forms.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

Black or African American 58%
White 30%
Unknown 12%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

Black or African American 56%
White 42%
Unknown 2%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Louisiana Arrest Report?

Louisiana arrest records will show details about the arrest such as where it occurred, the date of arrest, what agency arrested them, the charges filed, the arresting officer’s information, if any vehicles were involved and the booking details. Additionally, they will include general profile information such as name, age, address, gender, height, weight, and more. Also included will be any other warrant and booking details including fingerprints and other police and criminal records associated with this person. Typically, they also contain court records related to any arrests, fines, convictions, and sentencing.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Louisiana, going from 15,720 crimes in 2006 to 16,414 by 3% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Louisiana Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Louisiana Arrest Laws

A Louisiana peace officer may arrest someone according to a legal arrest warrant. They may also arrest someone without a warrant when someone commits a misdemeanor or felony in front of them. If the person has committed a felony but not in front of the officer, they can still arrest them. A peace officer can arrest someone without a warrant when in close pursuit of a suspect. There are very specific laws about a peace officer and when they can and cannot arrest a school employee.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Louisiana?

Any peace officer has the right to arrest someone in Louisiana. A peace officer is defined as a full-time employee of the state such as sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officers, and federal law enforcement agents are all covered under this definition. Any private citizen who is aware of or witnesses a felony being committed can also arrest someone in Louisiana.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your State Records?

Unless they apply to have their criminal record expunged, felonies and misdemeanors will stay on an offender’s record forever. Felonies can only be expunged after ten years, after completion of the full sentence. For felonies, the process is called a “set aside.” This means they won’t show up on avcriminal report, but they will not be deleted either.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, offenders can request to expunge their arrests, misdemeanors, and felonies in Louisiana but first, they have to qualify and comply with a set of requirements such as a waiting period. Some severe or violent offenses cannot be expunged and will stay on the record forever.

The Arrest Rate in Louisiana

Arrest Rate in Louisiana

For the last year calculated, 2016, Louisiana experienced 27,830 crimes for the year. The majority of them (18,556) were aggravated assault. Of that total 554 were murders, 3,144 were rapes, and 5,576 were robberies. For that year the entire population of Louisiana was 4,645,670. Their total crime rate per 100,000 residents is 566.1.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Louisiana were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.2%
10-19 12.3%
20-29 25.2%
30-39 19.6%
40-49 10.2%
50-59 7.1%
60-69 2.1%
70-79 0.5%
80-89 0.1%
90-99 0.0%
Unknown 22.7%
Offenders w/ reported age 3,195

Victim Age

0-9 3.5%
10-19 15.7%
20-29 27.5%
30-39 23.1%
40-49 14.8%
50-59 10.1%
60-69 4.2%
70-79 0.8%
80-89 0.2%
90-99 0.0%
Victims w/ reported age 2,905

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Louisiana were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a relationship unknown.

Location Type

Residence Home 1,622
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 525
Parking Garage/Lot 145
Jail/Prison/Corrections Facility 127
Unknown 97
Bar/Nightclub 78
Convenience Store 71
School/College 39
Specialty Store 34
Field/Woods 31

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Relationship Unknown 1,472
Acquaintance 503
Otherwise Known 362
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 319
Stranger 257
Offender 125
Other Family Member 102
Friend 93
Spouse 93
Sibling 72

State Arrests by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Louisiana was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 52,605, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Suspicion arrests - with only 19 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime Total 1,149 9,494 10,643
Property Crime Total 4,603 29,489 34,092
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter 36 359 395
Rape 95 391 486
Robbery 265 1,195 1,460

Is your State Safer than Louisiana?

Select your state and find out:

Louisiana
Crime rate - 5,526
The crime rate in the last 5 years - down by 3%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Louisiana that have the highest arrest rate in 2017

County Crime Rate
Union County 289.06
Beauregard County 316.84
Jackson County 328.95
Caddo County 352.42
Allen County 385.45

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