The Shortsightedness About Homicides in Baltimore

Two years ago, the authorities in Baltimore were very happy with the short-term trend they had seen in January with regards to homicides: "Still, the decline in deaths is welcome and gives the city a strong start in its efforts to reverse the trend that left 344 dead in 2015. That was the second-highest homicide… Continue reading The Shortsightedness About Homicides in Baltimore

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2018 Homicide Analysis

What follows is a list of homicides occurring in Baltimore City as reported by the Baltimore Police Department through their media advisories on social media (Facebook and/or Twitter). Additional information collected via news sources or other publicly available sources will be marked accordingly. LAST UPDATE: January 13, 2018. 8:30 AM Eastern. Summary 2018 Total Count:… Continue reading 2018 Homicide Analysis

Violence Goes Around and Around

Back in 2015, the murder of Ananias Jolley shocked many in Baltimore City. They were shocked because the murder took place inside a school, where violence does happen but not murders. According to news accounts, Donte Crawford, 17, walked into a classroom and stabbed Ananias, also 17, to death with a knife. From The Baltimore… Continue reading Violence Goes Around and Around

The 3200 Block of Spaulding Avenue

The Baltimore Police Department is reported on Saturday, December 9, 2017, that there was a homicide at the 3200 block of Spaulding Avenue in Baltimore: "Northwest District Homicide Investigation On December 9, 2017 at approximately 11:05 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Spaulding Avenue for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unidentified… Continue reading The 3200 Block of Spaulding Avenue

Homicides and Poverty in Baltimore City in 2016

Conventional wisdom says that poverty and crime go hand-in-hand. The theory goes that poor people have no option but to commit crimes in order to gain wealth, or survive. Or that the authorities criminalize "undesirable" behavior of the poor and disadvantaged, thus increasing crime rates within marginalized populations. (Think of all the "crimes" of jaywalking… Continue reading Homicides and Poverty in Baltimore City in 2016