Letter: Stats, stories on a different page

I’m sure that our local politicians and social workers can explain the inconsistency of facts concerning crime and employment that has appeared in the Advocate lately.

On one page, we see that the area has a huge shortfall in the quantity of workers for the construction “boom” currently occurring in the industries in southern Louisiana. This is projected to extend several years in the future.

A few pages from this information is an article expounding the main reason for the crime in the parish being unemployment.

I’ll let you draw your conclusions.

Mike Smith


Baton Rouge