New Orleans Sees Murder Rate Decline In 2018

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New Orleans is ending 2018 with only 145 murders, following a national trend of falling homicide rates.

That's the fewest number of murders in the Big Easy since the early 1970s.  It also marks the second consecutive year there's been a decline in the number of murders in New Orleans.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison believes the drop in killings and other violent crime is the result of a more efficient department thanks to new technology.

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