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District Attorney: East Baton Rouge Parish had 78 murders in 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said 78 murders happened in the parish in 2015.

That number is up compared to 63 murders in 2014. 

In 2015, Baton Rouge saw 3 triple murders and 7 double murders. 

Despite the high number, Baton Rouge leaders said initiatives like the BRAVE program have cut down on violence in the city.

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