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NOPD Announces Preliminary Crime Statistics for May 5-11, 2024

by NOPD Public Affairs

May 13, 2024

Categories: Announcement, Transparency

Topics: Announcement, Transparency

NOPD Announces Preliminary Crime Statistics for May 5-11, 2024

The following is a weekly report of citywide crime statistics compiled by the NOPD Analytics Unit for the period of May 5-11, 2024.

Please note that these statistical figures are preliminary and subject to further analysis and revision.

Notable arrests made

During the listed week, the NOPD also made the following notable arrest(s):

  • On May 6, the NOPD arrested Reginald J. Batiste (black male, DOB: 04-04-1987) in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on May 5, 2024, in the 500 block of Bienville Street. Batiste was booked on one count of second-degree murder.
  • On May 7, the NOPD arrested Kerry Shelby (black male, DOB: 11-05-1986) in connection with a homicide that occurred on April 21, 2024, in the 6000 block of St. Claude Avenue. Shelby was booked on one count of second-degree murder.

Gun arrests (arrests made under LA RS 14:95 and sub-items)

Year to date, the NOPD has made 245 arrests for illegal possession of a firearm. This is a 29-percent decrease compared to 347 arrests made during the same period in 2023.