Louisiana, nicknamed the Bayou State as well as the Child of Mississippi, is the 25th most populous with 4,681,666 residents, as of 2016. Although Baton Rouge is the capital city, the Supreme Court and the tallest state capitol building are located in New Orleans, which is the largest city of Louisiana.
Currently, Monroe is the most dangerous city in Louisiana. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,160 per 100,000 residents. The state rate is twice as low, at 539.7 per 100,000 residents, which is still the 5th highest in the country. Capital punishment is legal in the state of Louisiana.
Monroe’s unemployment rate is 5.8% and the poverty rate is up at 23.9%.
Louisiana has many times been named the Prison Capital of the country. In 2015, it recorded the highest murder (10.3 per 100,000) rate in the country. Louisiana has been keeping this trend for the past 27 years.
The safest cities in this state are Harahan, Patterson, and Port Allen.
The County Sheriff’s offices across Louisiana offer information on inmates, and some of that information is online, depending on the county office. Apart from the official online sex offenders’ registry, these county offices also provide a registry of their own. Data is more accurate and available in these databases than those of inmates.