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Violent crime down in Baltimore, but more young people killed last year

January 3rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Homicides, shootings and other violent crimes declined in Baltimore in 2014. But killings of children reached a three-year high, leaving absences in homes across the city. Fifteen juveniles were killed in Baltimore in 2014, the most since 2011. While police and city officials have noted progress in their fight against crime, including a 10 percent decline in homicides, the rallies, vigils and curfew that followed the deaths of the children threatened to overshadow those gains — and left local leaders grasping for solutions.

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