Is Homicide Contagious?


New research from the Center on Homicide Research found evidence that one homicide, especially by firearm, often begets another homicide in New Orleans.

The research replicates a similar finding in Flint, Michigan.

CHR lead researcher Dallas Drake presented the findings June 10 at a Homicide Research Working Group in NOLA. Possible implications of the research include assisting police in identifying “undetected” murders, and possibly predicting when homicides may occur.

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