WWL Radio | Audacy | August 22, 2022


The Metropolitan Crime Commission says a pause in the violent crime in New Orleans was short-lived.

“Relatively quiet week until this past weekend – since Friday, TWELVE people have been injured in ten shooting incidents, at least one of whom has died,” the MCC said in its weekly crime stats report.

There have now been at least 187 homicides in 2022.

There was another murder Monday in the Broadmoor neighborhood.

That’s an increase of more than 130% relative to 2019 and 39% higher than the same time in 2021.

Here are more findings from the MCC:

  • Carjacking slowed a bit this week – at 192 YTD, we are 200% higher than 2019, but only 6% higher than 2021 – much smaller rate of growth than we were seeing earlier in the year
  • Compared with 2019, armed robbery shows the smallest change of any violent crime category (+27%), BUT
  • Compared to last year, armed robbery currently shows the highest rate of growth of any violent crime type (+44%)
  • Shooting incidents are 101% higher than 2019 and, while 8% lower compared with 2021
  • The combined total of fatal + nonfatal shootings in 2022 is nearly equal to that of 2021 (+1%) – with a 30% increase in shooting fatalities this year compared with 2021.