By Fox 8 Staff | WVUE | January 18, 2022
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Metropolitan Crime Commission on Monday (Jan. 17) launched a new weekly New Orleans crime trends bulletin that will allow the public to access data and maps for homicides, shootings, armed robberies and carjackings in the city.
The independent watchdog agency’s bulletin has clickable maps showing in which New Orleans police districts the four violent crimes are being reported, as well as providing running totals of reported crimes with charts comparing the 2022 figures to the same year-to-date tallies from 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“It is our hope that sharing regularly updated crime data with citizens, politicians and media will increase awareness of the emerging trends and provide an added level of accountability to criminal justice system officials,” MCC president Rafael Goyeneche said in a statement.
The first bulletin can be found here on the MCC’s website (www.metrocrime.org).