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Is The French Quarter Safe

Many people are questioning the safety in the New Olreans French Quarter.  Even though the Quarter is considered safe, incidents still occur like the one below.  Be aware of your surroundings at all times and use common sense when out alone.


French Quarter New Orleans
French Quarter New Orleans

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 4:00pm, the victim, 27 y/o W/M, was walking near Dauphine & Toulouse when he was approached by three unknown black males.  Two suspects attempted to take the victim’s cell phone while the third acted as a look-out.  The victim was able to maintain control of his phone and the suspects fled the scene.

Responding officers apprehended one suspect, who is a juvenile.

The remaining two suspects are described as (1) a black male, 15 – 16 y/o, 5’10”, 150lbs, light complexion, long afro, thin build, wearing a grey tank top and blue jean shorts, and (2) a black male, 15 – 16 y/o, 5’10”, 150 lbs, short hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Det. Jones at 504-658-6728 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              504-658-6728     end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by email at  You may also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 822-1111.


Remember to report any suspicious persons or activities you see in your neighborhood by calling 821-2222.  In an emergency, call 911 immediately.


Commander Jeffrey Walls




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