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Crime in New Orleans (LA) - A Resource Book

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35 pages
New Orleans crime data for 1979 and several previous comparison years are presented.
The data were assembled from the city's Uniform Crime Reports, Major Offense Reports, and the annual reports of the New Orleans Police Department's Juvenile Division. The sections include (1) major index crimes, State versus city; (2) reported major index crimes in New Orleans; (3) high crime areas; (4) juvenile crime; (5) geographic analysis of juvenile crime; (6) characteristics of juvenile arrestees in New Orleans; and (7) a summary. In summary, New Orleans comprised 25 percent of the State's total crime in 1979. The city accounted for 36 percent of the State's criminal homicides and 60 percent of the robberies. Between 1975 and 1979, the city experienced increases in violent and property crimes of 52 percent and 27 percent respectively. Juvenile violent and property crimes have increased over the past 10 years. The average age of juvenile arrestees has risen from 13 years to 14 years over the past 11 years, and in 1979, 71 percent of the arrestees came from broken homes. The number of black youths arrested has been steadily increasing, while the number of white youths arrested has shown a steady decline. The data are presented in maps, graphs, and tables.