Baltimore crime in 2017

Andrey Kamenov

Andrey Kamenov, Ph.D. Probability and Statistics

Baltimore is a city that is particularly known for its high crime rate — so much so, in fact, that there is an entire Wikipedia article about crime in the city.

Let’s look back on the year 2017. At first glance, it appears the situation in the city is still quite grim. Here’s a map showing every intentional shooting with at least one victim in Baltimore. You can click on any marker to see details of the incident.

Baltimore 2017 shootings map

In total, there were 791 incidents in which 293 people were killed and 637 were injured. The deadliest shootings happened on June 13 on Bonaparte Avenue and on September 26 on Lyndale Avenue. Both left two people dead and two people injured.

Of all gun-related incidents, only 18 (around 1.5 percent) involved police.

Drug involvement was reported in 163 incidents (15 percent). The number is likely underestimated, however, as it is based only on press coverage of events.

Baltimore 2017 shootings by month

The highest number of incidents (98) was observed in October, while the lowest came in March: only 44.


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About Andrey Kamenov

Andrey Kamenov

Andrey Kamenov, Ph.D. Probability and Statistics

Andrey Kamenov is a data scientist working for Advameg Inc. His background includes teaching statistics, stochastic processes and financial mathematics in Moscow State University and working for a hedge fund. His academic interests range from statistical data analysis to optimal stopping theory. Andrey also enjoys his hobbies of photography, reading and powerlifting.

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