Metairie is the safest city in Louisiana, with a crime index 53% lower than the state average at 2,128.
Kenner is the second safest city in Louisiana with a crime rating of 4,108, 11% lower than the state average.
And New Orleans ranks the fifth safest city! Kolmar notes that the violent crime in New Orleans is confined to certain areas of the city, so most of the city is relatively safe!
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