The Numbers Behind Baltimore’s Record Year in Homicides

After the April death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from injuries sustained while detained by the Baltimore police, the city had its worst riots in more than four decades. Now, the city is waiting warily as legal proceedings against the six officers charged in Mr. Gray’s death move through the courts. But Baltimore is also in the throes of another crisis: A sharp increase in homicides that, by the end of the year, left the city with the highest per-capita murder rate in its history

  • BillyHW

    Once it goes black, your city never comes back.

    • Alain

      Yup much the same when your city goes Muslim.

  • Alain

    I wager that the big majority of those homicides were committed by blacks. When do I get my prize?