At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Louisiana with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Louisiana with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Louisiana Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Patterson
    • Population 6,106, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The famous phrase, “Who Dat,” frequently associated with the New Orleans Saints, was started by Patterson resident, Lawrence Francis.
  2. Haughton
    • Population 3,381, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Current quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, and former Mississippi State Bulldog, Dak Prescott, calls Haughton home.
  3. Basile
    • Population 1,809, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Basile has a total area of 1.2 square miles.
  4. Erath
    • Population 2,109, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: An important junction of natural gas pipeline systems, Henry Hub, which often sets natural gas prices for North America is located in Erath.
  5. Blanchard
    • Population 2,911, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: It’s believed that Blanchard was named after Newton C. Blanchard, the 33rd Governor of Louisiana who also served as Senator and United States Representative.
  6. Gramercy
    • Population 3,433, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Zapp’s potato chips are made in Grammercy.
  7. Bernice
    • Population 1,645, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Notable NBA players Willis Reed and Orlando Woolridge, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson call Bernice home.
  8. Iowa
    • Population 3,220, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: The name isn’t pronounced like the state of Iowa, but with a long “A” sound at the end.
  9. Florien
    • Population 630, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: At the 2000 census, Florien only had 692 residents.
  10. Port Allen
    • Population 5,129, Burglaries 9
    • Town trivia: Home to Tracy Porter who currently plays for the Chicago Bears, but clinched the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV victory with a fourth quarter interception. The city jokingly changed their name to “Porter Allen” for a day in Tracey’s honor and then named a street after him.

2016 Louisiana Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Bastrop
    • Population 10,773, Burglaries 463
    • Town trivia: The economy in the city is mainly comprised of forestry, cotton and rice farming.
  2. Hammond
    • Population 20,449, Burglaries 564
    • Town trivia: Hammond is known as the “Strawberry Capitol of the World,” because the city is a shipping point for strawberries.
  3. Kentwood
    • Population 2,337, Burglaries 61
    • Town trivia: Kentwood is the hometown of pop-star Britney Spears, and known as “the dairy capitol of the world.” Kentwood Springs water bottles that are sold in New Orleans are also from Kentwood.
  4. Ville Platte
    • Population 7,255, Burglaries 165
    • Town trivia: Famous for smoked meat and swamp pop music, Villa Platte is the self-proclaimed “Smoked meat capitol of the world,” but the Louisiana Legislature did officially name them the “Swamp Pop Capital of the World.”
  5. Lake Charles
    • Population 75,564, Burglaries 1,588
    • Town trivia: The grounds of the Imperial Calcasieu Musuem is home to a 400 year old Sallier Oak Tree.
  6. Alexandria
    • Population 48,305, Burglaries 1,011
    • Town trivia: The earliest deed found in Alexandria is from June 24, 1805 when a man named William Cochren sold a tract of land across the Red River to another man named William Murrey.
  7. Mansfield
    • Population 5,007, Burglaries 101
    • Town trivia: Mansfield Femal College became the first woman’s college west of the Mississippi River after being founded by the Methodist Church in 1855 in Mansfield.
  8. West Monroe
    • Population 12,960, Burglaries 253
    • Town trivia: The Robertson family, from A&E’s original series, Duck Dynasty, conduct business and live in West Monroe.
  9. Opelousas
    • Population 16,580, Burglaries 321
    • Town trivia: Opelousas is the self-proclaimed “spice capitol of the world,” and the third oldest city in Lousiana, founded in 1720.
  10. Denham Springs
    • Population 10,067, Burglaries 188
    • Town trivia: Denham transformed their downtown into a number of antique shops, boutiques and a popular restaurant, TOLA Cafe. Downtown Denham is now known as a cultural arts district and “Antique Village.”

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