- "Violent crime in New Orleans is up 31 percent compared with the same period in 2005, before Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The biggest jumps occurred in rapes, 40 percent, assaults, 46 percent, and burglaries, 73 percent. Police Superintendent Warren Riley believes that the department regained its footing after a tumultuous two years of challenges including FEMA- trailer offices, depleted staff, low morale, and a fractured criminal justice system"
- New Orleans Times-Picayune
Friday, August 17, 2007
New Orleans Crime Up; Criminal Justice Changes Sought
Source: Crime and Justice News, August 17, 2007.