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The Louisiana Public Records Act, also known as Louisiana's Sunshine Law, was enacted by the state's legislature in 1940. In 1974, Louisiana adopted a new State Constitution which included a provision establishing, for the first time that public documents are presumed to be open for public inspection. The Louisiana Open Meeting Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted and was first enacted in 1952. There are some exemption to the Public Records Act. 911 tapes are exempt from open records requests as are closed investigation records however, active investigations are not. The state of Louisiana is divided into 64 political subdivisions called parishes in the same way that 48 of the other states of the United States are divided into counties. The state of Louisiana includes 4,087 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. The Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information provides criminal history information, when authorized by law. Search Louisiana public records using a plethora of research sources. Read about ongoing news stories and crime reports. Unearth an abundance of of recorded information including demographics and local economy. Learn about the government and resources of each individual county. You can also link to the city websites to find community services and see what entertainment and local attractions they have to offer their residents and visitors. You may request birth and death records from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Learn about the judicial court system and request records for court cases. Discover facts about the current economy, business and housing data. Find out about the background of residents and recorded statistics. Request Louisiana criminal records from law enforcement departments within the state. They can help you with information on prisons and convicted felons. Refer to this site often as New Louisiana sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.

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Louisiana Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • Temonia, Sarah F
    File Number: BR02203165
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019
  • Chustz, James
    File Number: BR02250451
    City of Residency: PORT ALLEN
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019
  • Jackson, George
    File Number: BR62000744
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019
  • Edwards, Aleyna D
    File Number: BR02231591
    City of Residency: PRAIRIEVILLE
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019
  • Magee, Marvin
    File Number: BR02204468
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019
  • Henderson, Chardae C
    File Number: BR02207413
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    July 16, 2019

Louisiana Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Arianna Bondlow
    Arianna Bondlow, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/14/2019. Missing From Covington, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office (louisiana) 1- 985-898-2338.
    July 17, 2019
  • Missing: Kelvin Wingate
    Kelvin Wingate, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/09/2019. Missing From Monroe, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Monroe Police Department (louisiana) 1-318-329-2600.
    July 17, 2019
  • Missing: Najyah Jones
    Najyah Jones, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/27/2019. Missing From New Orleans, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Orleans Police Department (louisiana) 1-504-821-2222.
    July 03, 2019
  • Missing: Isaac Labiche
    Isaac Labiche, Age Now: 13, Missing: 07/01/2019. Missing From Houma, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office (louisiana) 1-985-876-2500.
    July 03, 2019
  • Missing: Bobby Duncan
    Bobby Duncan, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/10/2019. Missing From Baton Rouge, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baton Rouge Police Department (louisiana) 1-225-389-2000.
    June 22, 2019
  • Missing: Aakayla Love
    Aakayla Love, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/14/2019. Missing From New Orleans, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Orleans Police Department (louisiana) 1-504-821-2222.
    June 21, 2019

Louisiana Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:925736563
    Case Number:19-06604-1
    Incident Date:07-15-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS PERSON
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Boothville
    State of Incident:Louisiana
  • Incident ID:925736557
    Case Number:19-06598-1
    Incident Date:07-15-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS PERSON
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Belle chasse
    State of Incident:Louisiana
  • Incident ID:925736532
    Case Number:19-06573-1
    Incident Date:07-15-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Boothville
    State of Incident:Louisiana
  • Incident ID:925736531
    Case Number:19-06572-1
    Incident Date:07-15-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS PERSON
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Belle chasse
    State of Incident:Louisiana
  • Incident ID:925600817
    Case Number:19-06568-1
    Incident Date:07-14-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Buras
    State of Incident:Louisiana
  • Incident ID:925600815
    Case Number:19-06566-1
    Incident Date:07-14-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS PERSON
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Belle chasse
    State of Incident:Louisiana

Louisiana Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Updated: Missing Person • Michael Nickelotte Jr. • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 21 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Michael Nickelotte Jr. • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 21 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Timothy Dean Estain • Slidell, Louisiana • 18 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Crystal Dupuis Grebinger • Lafayette, Louisiana • 36 Years Old
    September 19, 2017
  • Missing Person • Sean Taylor • New Orleans, Louisiana • 36 Years Old
    May 26, 2017
  • Missing Person • Gerald Smith • New Orleans, Louisiana • 69 Years Old
    May 26, 2017

Louisiana Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    23,934
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    477
  • Rape:
    1,375
  • Robbery:
    5,695
  • Aggravated Assault:
    16,387
  • Total Property Crime:
    160,824
  • Burglary:
    38,337
  • Larceny Theft:
    112,596
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    9,891

Louisiana American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Louisiana's demographic and housing ACS survey of 4,601,049 being 1.46 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Louisiana social characteristics data of 1,718,876 households, which make up 1.48 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,133,340 families with and without children. There are 1,185,269 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Louisiana American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,610,029 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.45 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,192,054 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Louisiana housing characteristics are collected from 1,988,460 dwellings making up 1.5 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,718,876 or uninhabited 269,584 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,718,876 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Louisiana Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    4,533,372
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    4,468,972
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    1%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    64,396
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    4,468,976
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    319,438
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,123,386
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    554,296
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    2,836,192
  • State's black resident population
    1,452,396
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    30,579
  • State's Asian resident population
    70,132
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,963
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    72,883
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    192,560
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,734,884
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    63%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    32%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    60%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Louisiana
  • Births
    66,301
  • Deaths
    39,966
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    608
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Louisiana Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    3%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    8%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    81%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    21%
  • Total number of Veterans
    322,283
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Louisiana
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    1,963,354
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    116,177
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    6%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $121,300
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    18%
  • Total number of households
    1,644,094
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Louisiana Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $22,535
  • Statewide income of median households in Louisiana
    $42,460
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $153,504
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $35,100
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,067,886
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    141,493
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    2,517,085
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    112,848
  • People employed by the government
    391,679
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    108,544,298
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    43,123
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    104,007
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    311,347
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    9,729,869
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Louisiana
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    375,863
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    16%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    205,054,723
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    51,415,553
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    56,543,203
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,921
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Louisiana territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    12,513
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,842,147
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    8,109,975
  • Size in square miles of land
    43,562
  • Population per square mile
    104
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