crime

East Baton Rouge Parish Metro
11:32 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Crime Still A Major Concern For EBR Parish Residents

A widespread fear of crime remains among the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. That’s according to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s latest City Stats report released Monday.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:03 am
Sun January 27, 2013

MONDAY: The NAACP's Musheer Robinson, Roger Wilson on Film Tax Incentives

Jim talks with Musheer Robinson, of the local NAACP, speaks in an UNOFFICIAL capacity about crime and poverty and political priorities.

Film producer Roger Wilson discusses the state's film & TV tax incentives and how they help Louisiana's economy.

Dr. Steven Beck, Director of the LSU School of Music, talks about the annual Concert Spectacular, this Friday night.


On The Ballot
1:52 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

BR Neighborhoods Consider Fees for Crime Prevention

(L to R) David Alvear, president of the Wedgewood security district, and Scott Wilfong, president of the Wedgewood Civic Association.
Credit WRKF

Residents of Melrose East and Mayfair will decide Saturday whether to charge themselves extra parcel fees to pay for more security in their neighborhoods.

WRKF’s Ashley Westerman visited one of the neighborhoods in Baton Rouge that already has a crime prevention district to see what impact it’s had.

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CityStats
12:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Sociologist Says Fear of Crime Out Of Proportion

LSU Professor of Sociology Edward Shihadeh. (WRKF)

The most recent CityStats survey released by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation said that residents are more scared and more concerned that crime will become worse, despite overall crime in the city declining.

To find out why that is, WRKF's Ashley Westerman spoke with LSU Professor of Sociology Edward Shihadeh about the study.

And he said the fear of crime is typically out of proportion with actual crime stats.


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