FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015 photo, men walk past a sign encouraging people to walk in large groups, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A spike in violent crime in the French Quarter is unsettling ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015 photo, men walk past a sign encouraging people to walk in large groups, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A spike in violent crime in the French Quarter is unsettling residents and comes just as New Orleans prepares to host crowds of tourists for Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 17 this year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert, File
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