Baltimore Homicide Rate
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts are poised to announce a new public safety deployment schedule for the police department that will allow officers more flexibility on their beats.
A spike in violence causes the city to surpass last year’s murder rate and there’s still a month to go in 2012. That’s led to growing concerns, particularly in one neighborhood where five people have been shot in the past 24 hours.
Baltimore achieved something that hasn’t happened in 34 years: fewer than 200 murders. So has the city turned the corner on its violent past?