Louisiana’s murder rate has been the highest in the country, with 10.8 murders for every 100,000 people. Some have attributed Louisiana’s high murder rate to the prevalence of weapons in the state and its strong gun culture.
Each year the Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Reporting fellowship allows fellows to report on a controversial topic. This year, we reported on Gun Policy and I joined the Urban violence team. Check out the work we’ve done. Specifically, I worked on Baton Rouge.