Most Violent City in America Is New Orleans
(RepublicanDaily.org) – New Orleans, Louisiana, is largely a Democratic-run city. District Attorney Jason Williams is a noted progressive with an ambition to focus on improving his community rather than punishing offenders. Democratic Mayor LaToya Cantrell is also a hard-left figure who is currently embroiled in a scandal surrounding her travel expenses. Some critics believe the city’s liberal leadership is the reason it recently surpassed St. Louis, Missouri, to become the murder capital of the United States.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, New Orleans has the highest murder rate of any American city in 2022. With roughly 41 homicides for every 100,000 residents of the city, it’s far worse than the likes of Chicago and New York City, with 11.5 and 2.4 homicides per 100,000 people, respectively.
New Orleans has the nation's highest murder rate this year with about 41 homicides per 100,000 residents. The rate was 11.5 in Chicago, 4.8 in Los Angeles and 2.4 per 100,000 in New York City for the same period. https://t.co/ThqLoCGDGy
— Tim Morris (@tmorris504) September 17, 2022
The WSJ report features an interview with an auto store owner who said he was considering relocating to upstate New York because of the threats posed by violent crime. City officials fear many prospective tourists may also choose to avoid New Orleans going forward. As the city is among America’s most-visited tourist destinations, this is a potent concern.
Other major cities that have recorded increases in their murder rates include Phoenix and Dallas. Both cities also have Democratic mayors. Is it possible that their liberal policies toward crime have any bearing on this trend?
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