Homicide is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. — especially for black boys and men.
Baton Rouge ranks as one of the nation’s more violent cities.
During 2012, The Advocate is examining violence in our community, its underlying causes and ways to address it.
Jan. 29, 2012
Violence in Baton Rouge
Feb. 26, 2012
High homicide rate plagues Baton Rouge
March 25, 2012
‘Why are you doing this?’
The Advocate takes a close look at one random act of violence.
April 29, 2012
‘It’s worse than living in a war zone’: Hopelessness, fear and poverty lead to violence
June 3, 2012
Business activity in neighborhoods around Plank Road in north Baton Rouge has been declining for at least a decade, while criminal activity is rampant.
June 24, 2012
Who’s in school?
July 29, 2012
Police work to break ‘us vs. them’ mindset
Aug. 26, 2012
Finding a way out
Click here for an interactive map plots details of homicides in East Baton Rouge Parish: