Baltimore City has set a new per-capita homicide record as gunmen killed for drugs, cash, payback – or no apparent reason at all. A surge of homicides in the divided city resulted in 343 killings in 2017, bringing the annual homicide rate to its highest ever – roughly 56 killings per 100,000 people. Baltimore, which has shrunk over decades, currently has about 615,000 inhabitants.
Some attribute the increase to more illegal guns, the fallout of the opioid epidemic, or systemic failures like unequal justice and a scarcity of decent opportunities for many citizens.
Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
For The Latest News: Follow @wolbbaltimore
- Mr. Griffin: The Enemy Wants To Throw You Off From Your Destiny [VIDEO]
- James Fortune: “My Greatest Moments Was When God Is All I Had Left”
- Housing Authority Tearing Down Gilmor Homes, Relocating More Than 100 Families
- Cashless Tolls Coming to Key and Hatem Bridges
Source: Fox Baltimore
Baltimore Breaks City Record For Killings Per Capita In 2017 was originally published on wolbbaltimore.com