BALTIMORE, AMERICA'S MURDER CAPITAL?
Yes, hard to believe, but true. For all the U.S. cities with a population greater than 500,000 residents, Baltimore has one of the highest homicide rates, beating out District of Columbia and only being surpassed by Detroit. We are also among the cities with the highest crime rates. Our historic city has become the "deathplace" for over 600 citizens between 2010 and 2012, and the numbers continue to climb. In 2013, 235 lives were lost. In 2014, 201 were slain. For this year of 2015, crime has claimed these precious lives: