Louisiana Criminal Records

  • Louisiana has 1,933,256 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Louisiana is the 28th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The District Courts have original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters.
  • The Mayor's Courts are courts that have jurisdiction to try violations of municipal ordinances.
  • The Justice of the Peace Courts have jurisdiction in civil matters when the amount in dispute does not exceed $5,000 and they can also perform marriages.
  • The Parish Courts have jurisdiction over criminal offenses punishable by a fine of $1,000 or less and also have concurrent jurisdiction with the District Courts on cases up to $20,000.
  • The City Courts deals with civil claims such as personal injury, contract, and small claims cases of $5,000 or less. They also have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors and offenses whose punishment does not exceed $1,000. Lastly they also deal with traffic matters.
  • The Juvenile and Family Courts are courts whose specialty is dealing with kids under the age of seventeen or family problems.
  • The Courts of Appeal will accept appeals from a defendant is not satisfied with the circuit court's ruling. They have jurisdiction over all civil matters, all matters appealed from the juvenile and family courts, and most criminal cases.
  • The Supreme Court has supervisory jurisdiction over all of the lower courts. In civil cases, this court re-considers the law and facts when hearing appeals and in criminal matters, its jurisdiction extends only to questions of the interpretation of law.

Crime Statistics for Louisiana (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 16,414 18th / 49 (High)
Murder 413 10th / 49 (High)
Rape 0 35th / 49 (Low)
Robbery 3,986 20th / 49 (Moderate)
Aggravated Assault 10,815 16th / 49 (High)
Property Crime 0 41st / 49 (Very Low)
Burglary 19,122 17th / 49 (High)
Larceny Theft 64,603 22nd / 49 (Moderate)
Motor Vehicle Theft 6,839 28th / 49 (Moderate)

Criminal Records in Louisiana

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