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USA Today Names Baltimore Nation’s Most Dangerous City

February 19th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

USA Today has named Baltimore America's most dangerous city following 343 murders in 2017.  WBAL reports Baltimore's 55.8 murders per 100,000 people set its own record and led the nation by more than 15 in that category last year.

A national decrease in killings in 2017 was helped by decreases in large cities such as Houston and Chicago. Also, New York City reported its lowest per capita murder rate in almost 70 years. 

Chicago's murder total fell from over 750 to 650 in 2017. 

Baltimore's 343 total was an increase of 25 from 2016. 

In light of recent corruption convictions, some have called for more transparency of Baltimore police personnel files.

Baltimore's population approached a 100-year low last year

The FBI will publish its full crime report later in the year. 

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