Saturday, September 17, 2022

New Orleans becomes the murder capital

New Orleans overtakes St. Louis to become the MURDER CAPITAL of America: Homicide rate up 141% from 2019 and carjackings rise 210% - as city's police staffing drops to lowest level in modern history

  • Analysis of 2022 homicide data ranks New Orleans as the US murder capital
  • City recorded 41 homicides per 100,000 residents in the first half of the year
  • It puts the Big Easy on pace to top last year's murder leader, St. Louis
  • Crime has skyrocketed in NOLA as the city struggles to recruit cops
  • Though police budget has increased, staffing is at lowest in modern history
  • New Orleans has not been able to find recruits to replace officers leaving 
  • Cops say a 2013 consent decree led to over-punishment for minor infractions

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