The past year has been given a bad rep for Houma because there have been a few murders and whatnot, but a few of said murders have actually been from folks who aren't even from around here! The Police are EVERYWHERE and not in a bad way. They know us all on a personal level. You can see a cop standing around, walk up and have a nice conversation with them. There are no racial prejudiced issues between cops and minorities. We often find the Caucasian people down here are what get into the most trouble. Cops are just a phone call away and are at your door at the appropriate response time. There are 5 cops living down my street, and this is an upstanding neighborhood! I only rate the crime great instead of 5/5 because as a woman, I still refuse to walk the streets at night alone, no matter how great crime can be.