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Balloons are placed at a utility pole at the site of Saturday's shooting in west Baltimore's Upton neighborhood on Jan. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Lea Skene)
Mar 16, 2023

Overall crime in Maryland dropped over a decade, but homicides and rapes are rising

Overall crime in Maryland steadily declined between 2010 and 2020, data show, yet homicides and rapes increased in that same period.

In this Feb. 18, 2021, photo, a Baltimore police cruiser is seen parked near a building while officers check on a call, in Baltimore. A report by the Maryland attorney general says an independent unit investigated 23 fatalities involving police in in its first year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Dec 21, 2022

Baltimore homicides stubbornly high despite new initiatives

Baltimore homicides surpassed 300 for the eighth year running in 2022 as gun violence remains stubbornly high despite repeated promises from elected officials and new anti-violence initiatives.

Oct 17, 2022

Man’s death at Baltimore correctional facility ruled homicide

The death of a detainee at a Baltimore correctional facility earlier this month has been ruled a homicide, officials said.

Firefighters embrace one another after a deceased firefighter was pulled out of a building collapse while battling a two-alarm fire in a vacant row home on Jan. 24 in Baltimore. Officials said several firefighters died during the blaze. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Apr 13, 2022

Deaths of Baltimore firefighters in rowhouse fire ruled homicides

The deaths of three Baltimore firefighters who got trapped in a burning vacant home when it partially collapsed were determined to be homicides, city police said.

Mar 28, 2022

Baltimore sees spike in robberies, homicides also on rise

City officials in Baltimore are expressing concern about a spike in robberies as police continue to battle an escalating rate of violent crime.

Mar 1, 2022

Wisconsin justices weigh if trafficking defense applies to homicide

The Wisconsin Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with whether to allow a woman accused of killing a man to argue at trial that the homicide was justified because she was a sex trafficking victim.

Jan 24, 2022

Homicide ranks high among Baltimore child fatalities, report finds

Homicide was the leading cause of “unexpected or unusual” death for children in Baltimore in recent years, according to a government report.

Baltimore County police
Dec 2, 2021

Baltimore County detectives solve 1981 killing of teen girl

Baltimore County police say they’ve solved a 40-year-old homicide of a teenage girl.

Nov 18, 2021

5-year-old girl’s death puts Baltimore at 300 homicides in 2021

Detectives in Baltimore are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl earlier this week as a homicide, police announced.

Sep 25, 2018

FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

New crime statistics released by the FBI place Baltimore's homicide rate last year well above that of any other large U.S. metropolis, making it an anomaly in the national crime landscape when looking at American cities with populations over 500,000 people.

Jan 2, 2018

Baltimore breaks city record for killings per capita in 2017

Baltimore has set a new per-capita homicide record as gunmen killed for drugs, cash, payback - or no apparent reason at all.

Nov 26, 2017

Lawmakers will focus on Baltimore’s violence, online bullying, parental rights

With the number of homicides exceeding 300 annually in Baltimore, the Maryland General Assembly this coming session will consider increasing funding for programs legislators say show promise for reducing violent crime in the state’s most populous city as well as strengthening penalties for illegal gun possession and witness intimidation. Legislation will also be introduced to […]

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