NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — By the middle of 2022, New Orleans, Louisiana has the highest murder rate per capita, according to a research done by Jeff Asher, who is the public safety analyst for the New Orleans City Council.

The rate has not been as high for quite a number of years. In 1994, the city had around 420 murders. The attached video is a WGNO special report that is designed to inform and keep residents alert and aware.

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