READ: Uniform Crime Report summary

READ: Uniform Crime Report summary

Following is a news release from the New Orleans Police Department:

According to the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the number of murders in New Orleans reached a 43-year low in 2014. At 150 – the lowest number of murders since 1971 – the downward trend represents the third consecutive year that murders have declined in the city and the lowest murder rate in over a decade with 39.6 victims per 100,000 people.