Here in Southwest Louisiana we always travel around our great state. Have you ever wondered what cities in Louisiana are the most dangerous in the bayou state?

You know sometimes we head to Baton Rouge to catch an LSU Tigers football game. We sometimes head to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras or a New Orleans Saints game. Then we may even head North to take in some fishing at Toldeo Bend or at Bundick's lake.

When you travel around Louisiana you may have to stop for a restroom break, get some gas, or something to eat. Do you ever stop and think, the exit you just took in a city you're not too familiar with is not the greatest place to make your pit stop? It could be.

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So the big question for us here in the Southwest Louisiana area is are there any cities around our area that are considered in the top 10 most dangerous cities in Louisiana? You will be surprised to know that the answer is no. The closest city on the top 10 list is in South Central Louisiana in Leesville, Louisiana.

We found a top 10 list that tells us where are the most dangerous places to visit and live in the state. The list is compiled from the FBI’s latest crime numbers for violent and property crime statistics for 2023  Here is the Top 10.


Most Dangerous Cities In Louisiana According To The FBI Statistics for 2023

  1. West Monroe
  2. Alexandria
  3. Opelousas
  4. Monroe
  5. Bastrop
  6. Marksville
  7. Hammond
  8. Natchitoches
  9. New Orleans
  10. Leesville

Pretty interesting huh? Good news for Southwest Louisiana, we didn't make the list.

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