Opelousas has a population of 16,504. During the past three years, Opelousas saw 4,715 arrests. For 2017, the Opelousas's arrest rate totaled 1,025.81 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 224.07% makes Opelousas higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 299 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Opelousas also totaled 1,394 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Eunice and Krotz Springs, Opelousas is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Opelousas had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Opelousas averaged 299 violent crimes and 1,394 non-violent crimes.
The city of Opelousas experienced 2,167 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 31 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 94 was for legacy rape and 29 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 394, and the aggravated assault total was 1,619.