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New Orleans becomes murder capital of America, overtaking St. Louis

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The Metropolitan Crime Commission said, when comparing the number of homicides with the population, the homicide rate in New Orleans is significantly higher than in any other American city. Homicides are up 46% from this same time last year and up 141% since 2019. Most of the crimes are being committed in New Orleans East and Central City.
2 months ago·New Orleans, United States

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