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The number of armed robberies in New Orleans in 2015 (as of Dec. 30).




There were 749 armed robberies in the first nine months of 2015, according to New Orleans Uniform Crime Reporting statistics — a nearly 3 percent increase from the same time span in 2014.

  The recent holiday season saw more than 100 armed robberies, continuing a trend as people are more likely to be carrying cash and other gifts during the holidays.

  In 2014, there was a 37 percent increase in armed robberies from the previous year, from 744 in 2013 to more than 1,000 the following year.

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