Jefferson Parish Murder Statistics May Be Misleading

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Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says the number of murders so far in 2019 is up, but that number may be misleading.

Last year, the parish had only 25 murders, which is the lowest number of murders for the parish in years.

They say so far this year, there has been 36 victims, but when compared with data across the last few decades, the number is not so alarming.

Lopinto said so far his deputies have solved around 88% of the murders that have taken place this year.

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