Murders Down, But Rape, Robbery & Theft On The Rise in New Orleans

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 You’re more likely to be raped, robbed or become a theft victim than to become a murder victim in New Orleans, according to crime statistics released last week by the New Orleans Police Department.

According to a news release from the NOPD, New Orleans experienced a 27.91 percent drop in murders during the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year’s data.

During the first three months of 2014, there were 31 murders, 51 rapes, 253 armed robberies, 117 simple robberies and 467 assaults, compared with 43 murders, 31 rapes, 152 armed robberies, 81 simple robberies and 358 assaults during the same period in 2013.

Murder is down in the first quarter of 2014 by 27.9 percent, rape is up 64.5 percent, armed robbery is up 66 percent, simple burglary is up 44 percent and assault is up 31 percent.

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