New Orleans is one of the safest cities in America if you're just talking about violent crime. We're number seventy three. The one area where we're really doing very, very poorly, and have been for the last twenty years, is the murder rate.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
HomeSecurityGuru.com has collected and analyzed the most recent New Orleans crime rates available for review by the public using multiple sources which include reports from the New Orleans Police Department and CrimeMapping.org. The data below consists of crime stats for the entire geographical area of New Orleans which is divided into 8 police districts. The New Orleans crime rate report also includes a comparison to 2011-2009 crime rates.
January 1-16, 2012 - 5 / 2011 Total - 199
January 1-16, 2012 (Sex Crimes) - 6 / 2009 Total (Rape) - 98
Robbery- Armed and Other
January 1-16, 2012 - 61 / 2009 Total - 932
January 1-16, 2012 - 40 / 2009 Total - 1410
January 1-16, 2012 - 17 / 2009 Total - 3821
January 1-16, 2012 (including Larceny) - 165 / 2009 Total - 6507
January 1-16, 2012 - 74 / 2009 Total - 2616
Early crime reports documented by CrimeMapping.org suggest that some violent crimes such as assault will be down from the totals seen in 2009 (the latest annual statistics provided by the New Orleans Police Department). However, others such as rape/sex crimes may be on the rise. Overall property crimes are looking to take a positive turn downward.
At the end of 2011 New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu commented on the current state of violent crimes in the city, particularly the murder rate. "New Orleans is one of the safest cities in America if you're just talking about violent crime. We're number seventy three. The one area where we're really doing very, very poorly, and have been for the last twenty years, is the murder rate."
Those comments came as the final numbers for 2011 were being complied. After holding steady for several years around 175 homicides the number jumped 14% in 2011 to 199 murders.
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