Personal Safety

and Crime Reports

Crime Reports


Effective August 2012, the Police Department offers crime reports through their BRPD Crime Incident Maps. This map includes the most accurate, up-to-date crime statistics. Southside is included in District 2.



Reports of solicitors have increased on our streets, as have reports of break-ins and burglaries.  For the record, solicitation is not a legal activity according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The BRPD encourages residents to call the police if they are approached by anyone soliciting in the neighborhood. Dial 911 for immediate response or 225-389-3863 (225-389-2000 on weekends) to speak with the police station.  Do not hesitate to call!  Every report serves to deter crime and helps increase police presence in our neighborhood. 

Southside Civic Association

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southdowns Library


The Southdowns Library board is in search of a property to build a new library in our neighborhood. Anyone with ideas or leads is encouraged to contact Mary Stein at

Southside Civic Association