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10/09 - Crime in Louisiana

What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime?

While Louisiana saw a drop in violent crime in 2008, two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men. What factors contribute to our state’s high incidence of crime? How can we combat this challenging problem? Watch, “Crime in Louisiana,” Wednesday, October 28th at 7 p.m. on Louisiana Public Square.

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Crime statistics in Louisiana reveal a disturbing pattern. The FBI’s national Uniform Crime Reports data tracks violent crime – murder, forcible rape, robbery, armed assault – and property crime – burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. While the country saw a 4% decline in overall crime from 2005 to 2007, Louisiana’s crime rate rose 12%. And despite an 8% drop in violent crime in the state last year, nationally, New Orleans ranked first in murders per capita.

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two of the state’s cities were in the FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita. And nationally, Louisiana ranks first in the rate of women killed by men.

Come on here people. Stop being so mamby-pamby.

FBI’s top ten list for murders per capita.

Let’s inject ‘em up! If you know you will die for your crime it will curb the crime. Be like Texas and put in an express lane for capitol punishment. I see no problem getting rid of the oxygen thieves. THEY KILL PEOPLE! I’m all for likking them in the public square so people can see what happens to killers. It will stop the crimes, get real people!

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07/16 - Regular and Extraordinary: Legislative Review

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?

After one regular session and two extraordinary ones, Louisiana’s Legislature has produced a balanced budget, but, at what cost? Who are the winners and losers in this year’s budget battle? And how can the state’s tax structure be reformed to avoid a future budget crisis? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Regular & Extraordinary: Legislative Review” Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, July 12)

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08/16 - Black & the Blue

Can community policing change perceptions among the police and the public they serve?

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06/16 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces (encore)

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?


05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?


04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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