This City Is On Track With MASSIVE Murder Spikes
(ReliableNews.org) – New Orleans has long struggled with high crime rates. In a city that welcomed more than 19 million visitors pre-pandemic, there’s bound to be some trouble. However, the recent wave of crime is far more serious than the pickpocketing and disorderly conduct issues of the past.
The murder rate in NOLA has skyrocketed in 2022. It’s on track to being one of the highest in the world. As of July 15, there have been 169 homicides in the historic city, and it’s on pace to have almost 300 this year, giving the Big Easy a murder rate of 74.12 per 100,000, far higher than Chicago’s 18.6 per 100,000.
New Orleans’ murder rate would rank ninth in the world for cities not at war.
WOW: New Orleans on pace to have one of the highest murder rates in the world in 2022
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) July 15, 2022
The increase in murders after District Attorney Jason Williams, a progressive, took office in 2021. He, like other far-left DAs, promised to be more selective about which cases he would prosecute. Although there’s no evidence pointing directly to his policies as the reason for the increase, it is notable.
In June, FOX 8’s David Jones asked Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) if the city was experiencing a crisis. She refused to call it such, saying, “public safety is a priority,” and leaders are taking a “holistic approach” to address the murder rate. Dillard University political analyst Robert Collins told the journalist that city officials “don’t really understand the magnitude of the problem” and disagree with the opinions of the city’s residents.
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