Crack Down On Gun Violence In Baton Rouge Leads To Hundreds Of Arrests

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A month-long multi-agency operation in Baton Rouge is said to have taken a big bite out of crime in Louisiana's capital city.

Authorities told reporters Wednesday that more than 330 arrests have been made since the crackdown began in mid-November with nearly 60 guns taken off the streets.  It's led to an 18% drop in violent crime in a month's time, and a 43% decrease over the past week.

Despite the progress, Police Chief Murphy Paul says the numbers aren't good enough given the number of remaining unsolved crimes.

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