This city has been handed bragging rights over something it would rather not brag about: being number one in crime. It is better to be known for gumbo or fried shrimp po’boys.
By Brendan McCarthy
New Orleans Times-Picayune
NEW ORLEANS — A national study released today has named New Orleans the most violent city in the country.
The annual crime ranking, compiled by researchers and published by CQ Press, examined statistics for six major types of crime in nearly 400 cities.
With more than 19,000 incidents of crime last year, New Orleans ranked number one, ahead of Camden, New Jersey, and Detroit, Mich.
The rankings are calculated using crime statistics and population data. The editors of the ranking included a special note about New Orleans, highlighting the city’s dramatic changes in population over the last few years.
For Full Story