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The Bayou State • Child of the Mississippi Creole State • Pelican State (official), Sportsman's Paradise • Sugar State • The Boot, Louisiana, with its 4,625,470 residents, keeps police busy, with 22868 arrests in 2014. Among those arrests were 398 for prostitution, 17,693 for drug abuse violations, 5,598 for DUI and 165 for murder and non-negligent manslaughter. How does it compare to national statistics? There were nearly 100,000 arrests nationwide for violent crimes in these categories reported by the FBI in 2012, and three large states: California, Texas and Florida each log as many as 1,000 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughter each year while those with the lowest violent crime rates are small states like South Dakota, Wyoming, Maine, Hawaii and Vermont, each with fewer than 24 such arrests in 2012. That's similar to non-rape sex crime arrests, which were TABLE 69 SEX CRIMES in Louisiana and in the thousands in big states like California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin (but California has many more than most with over 9,700 sex crime arrests in 2014). In Louisiana property crimes accounted for 5,215 arrests in 2014, including 16,290 thefts, 3,445 burglaries and 1,166 reports of buying, selling or receiving stolen property. The overall violent crime rate in 2012 was 497 per 1,000 residents in Louisiana, according to the FBI.