The annual list of most violent cities in the world has been released, and Baltimore is again in it. While St. Louis took the top spot for American cities, and 15th overall, Baltimore was not far behind in 19th place. The report was published by a Mexican violence "observatory," an office within a violence prevention… Continue reading Baltimore is the 19th most violent city in the world
You would think that there would be little to no homicides occurring within a certain distance from a police camera. You would be wrong. Cameras are specifically put in dangerous places, so dangerous things are going to happen whether the camera is there or not.
With a homicide rate well above that seen during the crack-cocaine epidemic -- and the ensuing drug war -- 2015 is going down in the record books for the number of homicides in Baltimore. With well over 50 homicides per 100,000 residents this year, Baltimore is now among the 20 most violent cities in the world, and will likely reign as the most violent city in the United States, ahead of Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans.
As 2015 closes, the homicide rate in Baltimore is about to break a record. The homicide rate has not been this high in recorded history, and it is higher than the rate seen in the 1980's and 1990's, when Baltimore saw the worst of the crack cocaine epidemic.