New Orleans has U.S. No. 1 murder rate: WSJ
NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Violent crime has surged across the United States since the start of the pandemic, and New Orleans had the highest homicide rate of any major city so far this year, with about 41 homicides per 100,000 residents, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Friday. Read full story
New Orleans becomes murder capital of America, overtaking St. Louis
New Orleans has overtaken St. Louis as the nation's murder capital with a 141% spike in homicides over the last several years - and a police consultant recommending drastically shifting officers to patrol duty as a way to "save the city," according to reports.
Beleaguered Southern City Seizes ‘Murder Capital’ Crown From St. Louis
The Big Easy overtook St. Louis for the grim distinction of U.S. murder capital in the first half of 2022.New Orleans, plagued by low police staffing levels and morale, saw 41 murders per 100,000 people in the first six months of the year, a 141% increase over 2019, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The murder rate is nearly four times that of Chicago and nearly 20 times the rate in New York City.“The criminals are more bolder…