Rapides amassed 6,298 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Rapides’s arrest rate was 1,295.84 per 100,000 residents. The county of Rapides is 75.35% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 199 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Rapides also experienced 1,517 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Bossier and Caddo, Rapides is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Rapides, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 970 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Rapides, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Rapides, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Rapides has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Rapides experienced 199 violent crimes and 1,517 non-violent crimes. When comparing Rapides to the national average of 739.02, Rapides is higher by 75.35% than the national average.