To answer your question in simple terms, no it is not advisable to just wander around the French Quarter after 10pm. If you are in a group or in high traffic areas you should be be fine, but its still no Disneyland in terms of safety.
Is the French Quarter dangerous at night?
Dont wander too far from the well-lit French Quarter streets, as criminals may target individuals walking in dark or dimly lit areas. While the quarter is considered fairly safe, several of the neighborhoods surrounding it have a high crime rate.
Is New Orleans safe to walk around at night?
There are a couple of places where you have to use common sense, but the Quarter is just fine, and even Bourbon Street at night is non-threatening. Pberney--Dont let all the stories spook you. Use common sense and be aware of your surroundings, and if you feel the need to take a cab take it. You should be fine!
Why is New Orleans so dangerous?
Most of the crime in New Orleans comes from the fact that its city and tourist areas are small compared to other cities. Add in thousands of visitors during celebrations like Mardi Gras and you have a haven for petty criminals.
What is the most dangerous part of New Orleans?
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In New Orleans, LACentral City. Population 13,536. 121 % Saint Roch. Population 6,398. 112 % Seventh Ward. Population 10,552. 112 % Population 1,427. 105 % Saint Claude. Population 6,562. Pines Village. Population 3,187. West Lake Forest. Population 4,260. Lower 9th Ward. Population 3,636.More items