Just days after the Black Lives Matter-aligned group ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ protested the Andrew Jackson monument in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, a new FBI report says Louisiana had the highest murder rate in the country last year.
Louisiana topped the list of murders in the country, with 10.3 murders for every 100,000 people in the state, which was a slight increase from 2014’s rate, which was 10.2 murders per 100,000, according to a report by Beau Evans of NOLA.com.
These three charts show New Orleans and the state as a whole topping the murder list:
Meanwhile, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump seems to have been proven correct when he says that crime is rising in the country and that law and order must be restored.
Despite opinions from media pundits, the FBI report found that overall crime in the country has risen.
According to the report, there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation. While that was an increase from 2014 figures, the 2015 violent crime total was 0.7 percent lower than the 2011 level and 16.5 percent below the 2006 level.