Two men shot and another stabbed in Baltimore in just two hours. Community members are taking a new stand against violence, going one on one with troubled young men.
A national effort is now underway to combat guns and their relationship to domestic violence.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration says homicides, violent crime and property crime have dropped to the lowest levels since 1975 in Maryland.
District of Columbia police say five people have been killed since Saturday in separate homicides.
The city of Baltimore is on track for a major milestone: the lowest homicide rate in 20 years! It’s a big accomplishment for law enforcement, who vowed to make city streets safer.
The city known nationwide as a homicide hot spot thanks to TV crime dramas could record its lowest annual homicide total since the early 1980s.
Maryland officials say the state’s drop in violent crime is mirroring a nationwide 6 percent drop in 2010 noted by the FBI.
Prince George’s County closed out 2010 with its lowest homicide total in a decade, but in the first 11 days of the new year, 13 people have been slain, a surge that has police beefing up patrols and urging the public to talk.
Prince George’s County police have announced a program to curb violence following nine homicides in the first nine days of the new year.
Homicides in this notoriously violent city have dipped to their lowest total in 25 years, but the decline is hardly a cause for celebration. Through Wednesday, Baltimore had recorded 222 slayings in 2010.