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

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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