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Baltimore Nears Record Homicide Rate

December 26th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to add up and city officials appear unable to stop the violence.

Police recorded 338 homicides as of Tuesday, following a week of relentless gunfire that saw eight people shot — three of them fatally — in one day and nine others — one fatally — another day. That total is up from 309 in 2018 and four shy of the 342 killings tallied in 2017 and 2015, the year when the city’s homicide rate suddenly spiked.

With just over 600,000 residents, Baltimore’s homicide rate would reach approximately 57 per 100,000 residents if the death toll reaches 342. That would eclipse the rate of 1993, when the city had a record 353 killings but was also much more populous.

By contrast, New York City, with more than 8 million residents, had 306 homicides through Dec. 15.

5 Responses to “Baltimore Nears Record Homicide Rate”

  1. December 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm, Brian said:

    The Cumberland Police Department should partner with the Baltimore City Police Department to try to find criminals hiding in this area and take them back

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  2. December 26, 2019 at 3:40 pm, John P said:

    cHARM city. Bodymore, MD

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  3. December 26, 2019 at 4:18 pm, David said:

    So many deaths, human life means nothing to people any more. But, until they begin to deal with root causes there are really no solutions.

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    • December 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm, Mark said:

      > Wanna make it go away?! An eye for an eye. Criminals for murder should be put to death within 6 mo’s after their one time only appeal. And it has to be enforced! See how quickly the homicide rate reduces, then?! And, remove all the crying left liberal’s whom try to protect theses thugs! Swift Justice.

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  4. December 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm, Martin D Fornwalt said:

    FUNNY! MARYLAND, IS AND HAS BEEN DUMBASSACRATIC FOR EVER! TONS OF LAWS OVER WELM US! GUN LAWS! YET! YOU HAVE NEAR RECORD HIGH MURDERS! CALIFORNIA HAS THIS TOO! GUN CONTROL ISN’T THE ANSWER! TUFFER PENALTIES AFTER THEY MURDER! BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY! AND! WHEN FOUND GUILTY! THEY WILL BE PUT TO DEATH WITHIN A WEEK! NO YEARS OR DECADES! AND BY THE MEANS THEY KILLED THEIR VICTIMS! GUN? SHOT BY FIRING SQUADS! KNIFE, STABBED WITH SHARP SPEAR TO THE HEART. ETC.

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