FBI Data Shows Most Crimes Declined In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore saw a drop in most crimes last year.

Data released by the FBI on Monday show violent crime in Baltimore last year declined 3.6 percent from 2009. It also shows a 3 percent drop in property crime. Meanwhile, violent crime dropped 5.5 percent nationally and property crimes fell 2.8 percent.

The number of homicides in Baltimore fell from 238 to 223, the lowest since the late 1980s. Robberies declined from 3,707 to 3,336.

However, the number of rapes recorded in the city increased 67 percent, from 158 to 265. Police say much of that increase is due to a change in the way rapes were classified following a city audit and Baltimore Sun report that showed misclassifications of rapes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. sheriff says:

    Figures don’t lie but liars always figure. Someone please buy this stat person a set of new bi-focals.

  2. JackDaniels says:

    THAT’S A BUNCH OF B.S…………………..THERE WAS A SHOOTING OR STABBING EVERYDAY LAST YEAR……………SOMETIMES MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS AND STABBINGS!!!!!

  3. SILLYMAN MICHAELS says:

    I’LL BET NONE OF THESE IDIOTS WOULD WALK AROUND BALTIMORE AT
    NIGHT…AND HAVE SOME LOW LIFE THUG MUG EM

  4. whatnow says:

    They need to give us the stats per capita. I bet then they didn’t go down. Also, when compared to Boston (85) and Charlotte (67), 2 cities with comparable populations, our 223 looks pretty bad.

  5. Debbie says:

    Unfortunately this article only mentions the positive drop in numbers. It does not include that even with that drop, Baltimore rated the 8th most dangerous city in the nation. Informaiton that is also included in the FBI report.

  6. Dale M. says:

    What are you all doing to help?

  7. Crime says:

    Well the summer is just around the corner lets see how those numbers drop then…Me personally won’t do anything to help. If I wanted to help then i would have decided to be a police officer. I refuse to put my life on the line for people who have no respect for life whatsoever.
    If the police would take there job more serious maybe the streets of baltimore wouldn’t be so bad. It’s sad to say but some of the crimes commited in Baltimore are from the baltimore police themselves. It’s sad and hopeless. Anyone charged with a gun violation should get an automatic 10 yrs in jail period! Anyone that has commited a crime using a weapon needs to get atleast 20 yrs without parole and NO good time. it’s bull…Our state is way too easy on the criminals of this state. I can’t beleive they offer good time to criminals in jail!

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