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Video Surveillance Systems in Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the southern United States. The current estimated population is 4,649,676. European settlers first came to the region in 1528 when Spanish explorers discovered the Mississippi River. Spanish explorers did not establish any permanent settlements and in the late 17th century French explorers began to lay claim to the area now known as Louisiana. The territory was named Louisiana in 1682 to honor France’s King Louis XIV. At that time the Louisiana territory spanned from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1714 the first permanent European settlement was established in Natchitoches to establish trade with the Spanish in Texas. Several settlements began to sprout up along the Mississippi River, establishing trade posts and farms. The French and Spanish often battled for control of the territory throughout the century. After the Seven Years War ended in 1763 France ceded its territory east of the Mississippi to Great Britain. The territory around New Orleans became a Spanish Colony in 1762 only to again come under French rule in 1800. By this time the territory had become dependent on slave labor to work the sugar and cotton plantations. In 1803 Louisiana became a US territory under the Louisiana Purchase. It was admitted as the 18th state in 1812. By 1840 New Orleans had the largest slave market in the US. Louisiana seceded from the Union in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War. The state was one of the first to fall to Union troops in 1862. Racial tensions continued after the war and many Jim Crow laws were passed. Agriculture declined after the war but continues to be a dominant industry in the state. Louisiana is the biggest supplier of crawfish in the world and also produces cotton, sugarcane, rice and other products. The Port of South Louisiana is one of the largest shipping ports in the world. Tourism contributes an estimated $5.2 billion to the economy annually with tourists being especially drawn to the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Louisiana has hosted the Super Bowl a record seven times and their NFL team, the New Orleans Saints, garners wide support throughout the country. There are many unique cultures in Louisiana, such as Creole and Acadian, which contribute to unique cuisines and customs.

Crime rates in Louisiana are a bit higher than average. The rates have been on the decline over the past several years but still remain above the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of violent crime is 1 in 193. Property crime is much more common and accounts for a vast majority of the crimes committed in the state. The chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Louisiana is 1 in 28. Robbery is one of the only crimes to actually increase over the years. In 2013 there were 5,548 reported cases of robbery and 115,342 cases of theft. Three Louisiana cities have crime rates that rank among the highest in the nation: Baton Rouge, Monroe and Alexandria. There are no Louisiana cities that rank among the safest cities in the nation. Residents across the state should take precautions and install security and surveillance systems in their homes and businesses. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without and they can create a safer environment overall. Louisiana has an above average rate of crime, so it is important that residents protect themselves and their property from criminals.

Louisiana State Capitol
900 N 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Louisiana Governor's Mansion
1001 Capitol Access Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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