The number of homicides in Baltimore so far this year has surpassed the number of homicides in New York City, WJZ media partner The Baltimore Sun reports.
A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years.
The mayor and Baltimore City police commissioner say they have made good on a year-long promise to reduce crime across the city and build better relationships between police and the community they serve and they have numbers to prove their strategic plan is working.
A Baltimore man has been arrested in the near-fatal stabbing of an acquaintance and the sexual assault of the victim’s girlfriend.
Police say a Baltimore County man has been arrested on charges in his mother’s stabbing attack.
Maryland transportation officials are telling the public that Baltimore’s metro system is safe after a video emerged that appears to show two younger men trying to push someone out of a moving train.
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.