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NOPD Reports Crime Stats For Bayou Classic Weekend Down From 2009

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 in Local Issues, NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement today indicating that crime statistics for the 4-day period surrounding and including the Bayou Classic were down from 2009. [caption id="attachment_1395" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Courtesy of hbcusportsblog.com[/caption] The Bayou Classic has traditionally represented a time of increased arrests and occasional violence in years past. Crime Statistics for 2009 and 2010 according to the Department's report are as follows: 2009 State Arrests 13 Municipal Arrests 60 Fugitive Arrests 14 Narcotic Arrests 3 2010 State Arrests 22 Municipal Arrests 21 Fugitive Arrests 3 Narcotic Arrests 1 NOPD says that this represents a 46% decrease overall from the previous year in total arrests. This news comes amidst reports of the fatal shooting of two men in the Downtown area which police suspect was the result of an ongoing feud which originated in Baton Rouge. New Orleans is the home to many large events and celebrations which can at times result in an increased number of arrests. We understand at Bloom Legal that people make mistakes and always have the right to competent legal representation. If you or someone you know have been arrested in New Orleans during the Bayou Classic or at any other time, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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