High crime rates plague New Orleans

By Joanna Bouras

Although violent crime rates have decreased over the past two years nationally, in New Orleans they are still going up.

The murder rate went down 28% in the first quarter this year, but increased by 18% in the second. Rape, robbery, and assault crime rates have continued to increase throughout the year.

In total, New Orleans violent crime rates have increased 23% since this time last year. Up to date crime reports can be found here.