Researchers say street gangs linked to many BR murders

A new crime-fighting study identified 30 active street gangs in East Baton Rouge Parish with more than 500 members and found that a large percentage of area homicides during a two-year span have involved “known gang members” or gang-related violence.
Researchers working with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project reported that 43 percent of the 199 murders occurring between September 2010 and October 2012 were confirmed to be “gang-member involved murders.”

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