In 2017, East Baton Rouge Parish recorded it most murderous year in known history, reaching what authorities believe are unprecedented levels of domestic violence-related homicides, reversing progress in certain crime-plagued areas and further stretching already manpower-strapped law enforcement agencies.
Advocate reporters took an in-depth look at the reasons for the spike in homicides. Here's a look at some of the factors, in chart and map form:
On New Year’s Day last year, Asha Davis was shot to death in her apartment. Police say the nursing student and mother was killed by her boyfriend.
During the campaign for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, the rap on Democratic candidate Sharon Weston Broome was she’s anti-police…