The city of New Orleans, with a total population of 397,447, experienced 60,123 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 536.52 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 69.49% difference making New Orleans higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 4,457 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of New Orleans also handled 16,867 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Gretna and Kenner, New Orleans is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of New Orleans experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, New Orleans totaled 4,457 violent crimes and 16,867 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, New Orleans experienced 36,410 violent crimes. Of those, 1,931 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 176 were for revised rape, another 2,486 were for legacy rape, 13,106 were for robbery, and 18,711 were for aggravated assault.