BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Despite the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the homicide rate in Baltimore City is trending ahead of last year’s record.

So far this year, there have been 75 homicides in Baltimore. Compare that to 71 on this date last year.

In 2019, 348 murders, a rate of 57 killings per 100,000 people. That is the worst rate in Baltimore history.

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