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Posted: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 1:56PM

Do you feel safe in New Orleans?



Do you think the NOPD is doing a good job protecting it's citizens?  The New Orleans Crime Coalition is out with its latest survey dealing with that question and 58 percent of the respondents said "yes" they are satisfied with the protection offered by New Orleans Police.

That's the same number put out by the Crime Coalition when they conducted a survey earlier this year. While officials would certainly like a higher rate they are quick to point out.

''When we started our survey in 2009, satisfaction was at 33 percent, it's almost at 60 percent now,'' said Coalition Chairman Michael Cowan during an interview with WWL-TV.

The numbers do vary according to New Orleans Districts.  It's only 41 percent approval in the 8th district, which includes the French Quarter.

''Residents of the French Quarter chronically feel that visitors are getting more attention than they are,'' said Cowan.

Cowan adds that the 8th District is the most complicated and difficult area to police.

New Orleans East is also lower on the satisfaction scale and Cowan thinks it's because of the size of the area and it's one of the places where the shortage of police officers shows itself.

Click here to read the Crime Coalition survey.

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