Baltimore is fighting a bad rap. First it was “Homicide,” then “The Wire” and now another hit. A new National Geographic TV show features what they call “the heroin hustle” taking over Baltimore streets. Now city leaders are battling back.
Baltimore City officials say crime is down across the city but there is still more work to be done, despite the drop in the homicide rate.
A new research study released by Johns Hopkins University says liquor stores are associated with violent crimes in Baltimore City.
Cracking down on crime hot spots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her plans to cut down violence throughout the city–as 2014 sees an 80 percent increase in homicides over last year.
The murder rate in Baltimore City has already reached an alarming high. In just two weeks, 14 people have been killed. The mayor and police commissioner are committed to curbing the violence and held another neighborhood walk-through to reach out to residents—but some question the motives behind it.
There have been 29 homicides in 30 days. Crime is spiking in Baltimore City and the number of police officers in the department continues to fall.
Shocking homicide numbers this year have city leaders looking for ways to combat the growing number of murders. There have been almost 200 murders in 2013 and September is the second deadliest month this year.
The mayor’s plans to fight crime is coming with some stiff opposition from residents dealing with an increased crime rate.
Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner took to the streets Tuesday night, taking aim at crime in the city’s Inner Harbor.
Three suspects go on a wild crime spree robbing and shooting victims and leading police on a chase. It happened in a matter of hours Tuesday night.
A Baltimore child was gunned down sitting on a front porch. There was outrage but no arrests. Someone knows who killed Sean Johnson, but they’re afraid to talk.
Six years ago, surveillance video in the city started as an experiment to cut crime. But a new study shows it’s working in Baltimore.