Non-profit releases number on crime victims, where crime happens

NEW ORLEANS -- A non-profit group released statistics Wednesday showing which demographics are most effected by crime.

"Court Watch NOLA" compiled data to see who is committing crimes and where.

The non-profit organization monitors crime and the court system in New Orleans. They compiled the following info to shed light on who is impacted by crime and the criminal justice system

Of the nearly 400,000 Orleans Parish residents, 52 percent are women, 48 percent are men. Race-wise, 59 percent are black, 31 percent are white, with Asians and Hispanics each making up 3 percent of the population.

More than 27,000 men were arrested in Orleans 2015 and almost 8,000 women. 77 percent were black and 22 percent were white.

More than 19,000 women and more than 18,000 men are crime victims. The report numbers said more black people than white people were victims of crime, which correlates with the racial breakdown of the city's population.

(© 2016 WWL)


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