Mid-City Security District Crimes Trends

MCSD Cruiser Decal

MCSD Cruiser Decal

A number of residents and property owners in Mid-City became concerned about the increase in crime Post-Katrina.  They attempted neighborhood watches and even paid for private security out of their own pockets.  These same people recognized the viability and effectiveness of having an increased police presence in Mid-City and took steps to form the Mid-City Security District.

In 2008 the MCSD became a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana by an approximately 70% majority vote.  MCSD became effective in 2009.  As a result of the increased police presence in Mid-City the number of crimes has dropped dramatically.

Below are the results of the establishment of the MCSD.

Persons crimes dropped about 33% from an average of 183 per year to 122.

Property crimes dropped over 40% from an average of 1289 per year to 742.

 

2000 – 2008 Crime Trends before MCSD was formed*

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Murder 6 7 9 9 10 9 1 6 3
Rape 12 26 13 17 14 3 5 3 4
Assault 57 70 69 67 69 60 33 43 46
Armed Robbery 91 127 81 76 72 62 22 50 49
Simple Robbery   41 82 46 36 45 28 12 30 27
Persons Total: 207 312 218 205 210 162 73 132 129
Burglary 187 283 226 255 295 225 243 254 292
Larceny 730 866 670 582 622 490 242 348 364
Auto Theft  415 551 420 343 329 228 134 123 164
Property Total: 1332 1700 1131 1180 1246 973 619 725 820
Year Totals: 1543 2018 1539 1391 1457 1147 694 860 953

 

2009 -2012 Crime Trends after MCSD was formed*

2009 2010 2011 2012
Murder 5 5 8 6
Rape 3 7 13 4
Assault 51 39 47 60
Armed Robbery 50 42 38 33
Simple Robbery 25 21 22 9
Persons Total: 134 114 128 112
Burglary 189 193 164 140
Larceny 351 334 348 297
Auto Theft 95 142 99 108
Property Total:  635 669 611 545
Year Totals: 782 791 739 657

 

*Statistics provided by NOPD

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