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

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

Will Baltimore Break The Homicide Record?

According to the count kept by the Baltimore Sun, there have been 319 homicides in 2017 up until November 30.1 That is already more than the 318 seen in all of 2016, but it's well below the record 344 from 2015. Although Baltimore experienced 353 homicides in 1993, it had about 110,000 more residents, so… Continue reading Will Baltimore Break The Homicide Record?

February Summary: It Was Rough

After the Baltimore City authorities celebrated a relatively calm January, February came in roaring like a lion. There were a total of 24 reported homicides in February in Baltimore, up from 14 in January. Nineteen of February's 29 days saw at least one homicide, with February 21st being the deadliest with 3 homicides that day.… Continue reading February Summary: It Was Rough