in the US.
Baltimore Annual Crimes
|annual crimes per 1,000 residents|
Violent Crime Comparison per 1,000 residents
Population 622,104 Baltimore violent crimes
|RATE PER 1,000||0.37||0.68||6.03||7.19|
|* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.|
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Wiki facts Crime statistics
In 2011, Baltimore police reported 196 homicides, the lowest number of slayings since recording 197 homicides in 1978. That number is far lower than the peak homicide count of 353 slayings in 1993.
The drop in 2011 was significant, but the homicide rate was in the same range as the late 1980s when the city had another 130,000 residents. City leaders credited their sustained focus on repeat violent offenders and an increased community engagement for the continued drop, reflecting a nationwide decline in crime. However, Baltimore’s decline was short-lived, as a reported 219 and 235 homicides were committed in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Baltimore’s jump in homicides in 2013 defied regional and national trends.
Baltimore’s level of violent crime is much higher than the national average. In 2009, a total of 1,318,398 violent crimes were reported nationwide across the United States, equivalent to a rate of 0.4 incidents per 100 people.