Sunday, January 01, 2012

Baltimore murder rate hits three-decade low

A new day dawning? From the Sun:
Though Baltimore is still among the most deadly cities per capita, as murder has declined more steeply across the country, the drop extends an overall downward trend in gun violence here since 2007, the year Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III took office. The 196 killings in 2011 were the fewest since 1977, and represent just the third time since the 1960s that the city recorded fewer than 200.
Let's hope they don't start pulling bodies out of vacants:

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