Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%A CBS News analysis of FBI homicide data shows Baltimore City’s average clearance rate from 2015 to 2019 was just 38.7%, hitting a low of 29.7% in 2015, the tumultuous year when Freddie Gray was killed in police custody and arrests plummeted.
Impact of Baltimore Violence: Repeat Offenders Being Charged In Killings, Carjackings Soar More Than 60 PercentAt a public safety hearing this week, a City councilman told Commissioner Harrison “right now, people do not feel safe in the communities where they live and work.”
Rushern Baker Says He Would Declare State Of Emergency To Combat Baltimore Crime If Elected GovernorDemocratic candidate Rushern Baker said Thursday he would declare a state of emergency to combat violent crime in Baltimore if he's elected governor.
Group Rallies In Annapolis To Support Bill Proposing Stricter Sentences For Violent Offenders Who Use GunsCitizens visited the state capital to voice support for HB 423, the Violent Firearms Offender Act. The bill would crack down on people who use guns to commit crimes.
Following Violent Weekend, Mayor Scott And Commissioner Harrison Pledge To Hold Perpetrators AccountableFollowing a weekend of "brazen, despicable acts" of violence, Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison pledged to hold the perpetrators accountable and asked Baltimoreans for their full support to curb violent crime.
Baltimore County Officials Hold Townhall On Increasing ViolenceAfter a record number of homicides last year, Baltimore County leaders are trying to stop the violence.
Baltimore Records More Homicides And Shootings In 2021 Than In 2020The city closed a somber chapter Friday night. The police department released the final numbers for murders and shootings in Baltimore City, and they both show a rise over 2020.
Baltimore Gang Member Faces Up To 36 Years For Pleading Guilty To Two Murders, Drug Distribution ChargesA 24-year-old member of a Baltimore gang pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday to participating in a racketeering conspiracy that included two homicides, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Erek Barron's office.
Chief Hyatt After Baltimore County's Record 50th Homicide: 'This Level Of Violence Is Incomprehensible'Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt on Wednesday released a statement calling the level of violence in the county "incomprehensible" and pledging to work with government agencies to address the root causes of crime.
Five Men Indicted In Four Baltimore HomicidesA Baltimore grand jury indicted five men last week in four high-profile homicide cases, according to a statement from State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's Office.
At Least 14 Shot & 5 Killed Over Holiday Weekend In BaltimoreViolence continued in Baltimore over the July 4th holiday weekend as 12 people were shot, including as 12-year-old and 16-year-old. Five of those shot were killed-- including two teenagers.
Police Investigating Double Fatal Shooting In Baltimore OvernightCity police are investigating a double fatal shooting overnight in south Baltimore.
Man Fatally Stabbed During Fight In East Baltimore Monday MorningA man was fatally wounded after a stabbing Monday morning in East Baltimore.
Baltimore Community Members Demand End To Gun Violence, HomicidesWith 141 homicides so far this year in Baltimore, community members called for an end to gun violence and had a message for those committing the crimes.
5 Killed, 7 Other Shootings Reported In Violent Baltimore Weekend; Guns And Drugs Tied To CrimesBaltimore city police are investigating a number of homicides and shootings after another violent weekend in the city.