New Orleans Has America’s No. 1 Murder Rate. ‘We’re in a Crisis.’

New Orleans has the highest homicide rate of any major city so far this year, with 41 homicides per 100,000 residents. The homicide rate is on pace to surpass last year’s rate, which was the worst since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The city has about 50% to 60% of the officers it needs to offer adequate protection for residents, a former police superintendent says. The police department is stretched so thin that the average 911 response time is 2½ hours, according to a recent report.

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