New Orleans Murders Up; Rate One of Nation’s Worst

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/11/national/11ORLE.html New Orleans is in the middle of a major crime wave, with homicides up 30 percent for the year, the New York Times reports. The city's homicide rate, 54.5 per 100,000, exceeds that of Washington, the most violent large city in the United States. New Orleans ducks that distinction because its population is 14,000 shy of the 500,000 mark needed to qualify as a big city in federal crime reports. Some . . .

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