The number of arrests made in the two-week period leading up to Mardi Gras, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

That was a 21 percent decrease from the 2018 Mardi Gras season, according to reports from NOPD. Illegal possession of firearms accounted for 81 arrests, 63 of which were made by NOPD and 18 by Louisiana State Police troopers.