Criminal Justice


Violent crime rates in New Orleans are among the highest in the country across communities of all sizes. This rate has a direct impact not only on the most notable tourism industry but all industry and most importantly, our way of life as a whole.

Our Role

Reducing violent crime is a critical priority of the Business Council.  Business Council leaders are actively engaged in formulating violent crime reduction strategies with our civic and criminal justice system partners. We monitor the progress and help to ensure effective implementation of these strategies. The Business Council proudly supports crucial crime fighting and anti-public corruption organizations in our community.


Crime is a serious issue in New Orleans, and by reporting on progress, BCNO focuses on holding those who are responsible for key performance indicators accountable. As we strive towards a safer city and one that we feel good about raising our children within, it is our hope that we can reduce our crime rate to a manageable level.


Accountability Reports