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"Being one of the largest port..." Crime Tip by Rude_boy22

Crime, New Orleans: 43 reviews and 3 photos

Being one of the largest port towns in the world, New Orleans has always been a notorious haven for crime. Pirate Jean Lafite lived here and there is a kind of admiration among the city for him. When I was going there, it was the per capita murder capital of the US. You will be OK if you be careful and use common sense. Here are a few pointers: Don't ask just anyone for directions, and if they give directions to someplace that includes walking down an alley, don't go there. There are people waiting there. DON'T BRING SMALL CHILDREN TO BOURBON ST. DURING MARDI GRAS. It gets wild. In fact, don't bring anyone even a little squeamish or with strong religious convictions. Even though Mardi Gras began as a mobile stage to perform scenes from the bible, it is not exactly that way anymore. Lots of drunk frat boys and military people itching to fight anyone they can. Pickpockets abound, and big, big crowds. The are much tamer Mardi Gras parades, (some even more steeped in tradition) in Lafayette, Louisiana; one and a half hours east of New Orleans.

Address: New Orleans

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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