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Warning: Recent increase in violent crime in New Orleans' French Quarter

Warning: Recent increase in violent crime in New Orleans' French Quarter

Old Aug 28th, 2016, 11:24 AM
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Thank you so much sf7307!
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Old Sep 6th, 2016, 12:29 PM
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So I am traveling to New Orleans for the first time in November. I was debating whether to bring my 10 months old baby and a nanny with me on this business trip, but if safety is an issue, I am not keen on the idea. Would you advise against having them come? The nanny will be 20 years old then and she is foreign (from Germany).
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Old Sep 6th, 2016, 02:02 PM
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Where in the FQ is the airbnb? If it's not within the rectangle bounded by Canal, Bourbon, Ursulines, and Decatur, I'd pass as there may be much less foot traffic, especially at night. Keeping it within this area is a good choice.
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Old Sep 14th, 2016, 05:57 AM
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Thanks everyone for sharing! A lot of useful information here. I am going to visit Univ. Of New Orleans for three days. I wonder whether someone could recommend a safe hotel for me to stay. First, is UNO campus considered relatively safer? Second, Days Inn New Orleans Pontchartrain is a chain hotel closest to the campus. Is this place safe? I plan to have a car and I do not mind driving a bit to stay at a safe location. So please feel free to recommend safe and affordable hotel that is within an hour's drive. Thank you in advance for your help!
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Old Sep 14th, 2016, 09:46 AM
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hx88: Try checking the motel on Tripadvisor to see if there are any comments on safety.

While I'm not intimately familiar with that area, it is very near City Park, and this site http://www.collegefactual.com/colleg...t-life/crime/# says that UNO is safer than the average college campus in the US. So I would think the area around it would be safe as well.

We stayed at the Best Western St. Charles Inn in the Garden District last time we were in NOLA and felt quite safe--in addition, it was a nice motel. That's quite a ways from the UNO, but easily within an hour. But I think you can find something closer.
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Old Sep 15th, 2016, 06:45 AM
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Hi dwdvagamundo, thanks for the reply. TR on Days Inn is not good - lot of people complained about cleanness and lack of service. I did not read anyone mention about safety though. BW St. Charles has lot of good reviews and I might stay there if I could not find any place closer. Thanks!
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Old Sep 16th, 2016, 07:41 AM
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OK. Use the map feature of Tripadvisor to search. There appear to be some nice bed and breakfasts along Esplanade, if you can live with a b&b. Esplanade would be more convenient than St. Charles.

Also consider Le Richelieu Hotel, right on the southeast edge of the French Quarter; it has parking and is relatively inexpensive. It's got easy access to Elysian Fields, which is a straight shot to UNO. We usually stay at Le Richelieu when in NOLA.
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Old Sep 16th, 2016, 03:28 PM
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I haven't stayed at Le Richelieu, but its got a great location.
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Old Sep 19th, 2016, 01:36 PM
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@dwdvagamundo, @november_moon, thanks for your help. I decided to stay closer to UNO. As there is no hotel nearby, I booked a room in a house on airbnb. The house is near the lake and about 4 blocks away from UNO.

I found the following map useful though hard to view:
https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/la/new-orleans/crime/
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Old Sep 20th, 2016, 06:11 AM
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Glad you found somewhere to stay. Hope you have a great time!
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Old Nov 16th, 2016, 05:10 PM
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Hello All,

I have a trip planned for the end of Mardi Gras this year.......I rented an AIRBNB (room) along the parade routes.......any new updates as I see this thread is mainly from last year.

Any help is much appreciated. Its kind of funny -- just came back from visiting my husband's family in Colombia and I was less concerned traveling there......

Thank you.
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Old Nov 17th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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I just got back from New Orleans. No issues at all. I'm planning another visit in March - no qualms about going again.
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Old Nov 18th, 2016, 04:41 AM
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In addition to asking about individual experiences, you might be wise to read the local papers to check on crime. I'm planning a visit myself this year but it does appear that one needs to take more care than in some other places:

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/..._victim_1.html
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Old Nov 18th, 2016, 04:44 AM
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And then there's this:



http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ared-eat-drink
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Old Nov 27th, 2016, 08:22 PM
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And now this:


http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ew_orlean.html


hawksbill was sure prescient
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 08:49 AM
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I've heard that there is often an increase in violence over the Bayou Classic weekend - I guess the football rivalry combined with a lot of extra people in town to party helps stir things up.
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