They are on pace for a bad year in Baltimore. Baltimore hits 300 homicides for fifth year in a row.
Two people were killed in front of a grocery store on Nov. 13.
Their deaths marked the city’s fifth consecutive year with at least 300 homicides. The staggering total has become an unofficial milestone in Baltimore’s annual struggle to quell the deadly violence.
For a city Baltimore’s size, that is a staggering number of homicides. (Hat tip to Shot in the Dark.)
And it isn’t just murders. Other crime is also on the rise. Carjackings spike continues in Baltimore, with incidents up 30% from this time last year.
Between 2014 and 2018, the number of carjackings more than tripled, and they’re up again this year.
There have been more than 400 carjackings across Baltimore through Sept. 28, up 29 percent from last year, according to police data. Other auto thefts, while far more common, are down 8.6%.
When do things get so bad, that the people demand a change? I’m sure somehow this is situation is all the Republicans’ fault or Trump’s fault, (according to the Democrats) but that will be hard to sell to anyone who considers that last Republican mayor of Baltimore left office in 1967.