The Problem Of New Orleans Essay

820 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
New Orleans, like most metropolitan cities, has a significant problem with crime. This problem did not just begin with Katrina. Since then, the problem seems to have increased tremendously. New Orleans may not lead the nation with the highest murder rates, but the city is definitely in the top 10. Many crimes appear to be drug related, although other crimes that contribute to these high rates include rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Being brought up in a poor environment is also a factor that can contribute to an individual living a life of crime. Realizing that not all poor people are criminals, this environment can lead someone to take drastic measures in order to survive. No one wants to live in a place where crime is taking over. Most people want to be able to work, support their families, and raise their children in a place they truly believe is safe. Is there ever going to be a real solution to crime in a city? I don’t think anyone truly knows the answer to that question; however, I do believe there are solutions that can reduce crime rates drastically. Improving education, increasing wages, and enforcing laws are all ways to decrease and hopefully one day eliminate crime throughout the world but partially here in New Orleans. In an effort to reduce crime, the government should begin by improving education in school. An educated person will hopefully know the difference between right and wrong and will think twice before breaking the law. Although this…

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