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Old 06-04-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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Baltimore ranked 6th in murder rate in 2012

Baltimore ranked 6th in murder rate in 2012 - baltimoresun.com

By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun 4:35 p.m. EDT, June 3, 2013



The number of per-capita murders in Baltimore in 2012 ranked sixth in the country among cities with 100,000 people or more, according to data submitted by cities and released by the FBI on Monday.
After dipping below 200 homicides in 2011 for the first time since 1978 - when Baltimore had nearly 200,000 more residents than today - the homicide count jumped to 219* last year. It was still the second-lowest population-adjusted murder rate since the late 1980s, and the city ranked the same as it did the year before.
The FBI cautions against ranking cities because of a variety of factors, such as density, that make comparisons difficult. For example, the boundaries of cities such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are drawn tightly around an urban core, where others' boundaries include wider suburban areas.


Still, the numbers show how cities stack up in the fight against violent crime both over time and compared with one another. As Detroit's population has tumbled, its murder rate has climbed from 37 per 100,000 in 2008 to more than 54 last year, surpassing New Orleans. The population figures below come from the FBI UCR publication.
Here's the top 10 cities for murder rate:

City Population Murders per 100,000 people
1. Flint, Mich. 101,632 61.98
2. Detroit, Mich. 707,096 54.58
3. New Orleans 362,874 53.18
4. Jackson, Miss. 175,939 35.8
5. St. Louis, Mo. 318,667 35.46
6. Baltimore, Md. 625,474 35.01
7. Newark, N.J. 278,906 34.06
8. Oakland, CA. 399,487 31.54
9. Birmingham 213,266 31.42
10. Baton Rouge 231,500 28.5

Chicago, which is consistently in the national headlines for its gun violence, ranked 16th with 18.46 murders per 100,000 people, behind cities like Cleveland, Memphis, Richmond, Va., and Atlanta, though it was second among cities with more than one million residents, behind Philadelphia (21.5). New York City's murder rate was 5 per 100,000 people.
In Baltimore, police statistics showed overall crime in 2012 was down about 5 percent from the previous year - amid a continued trend of fewer arrests, police said in January. Gun crime, meanwhile, fell 6 percent from the previous year, according to police data.
*The number is two higher than what the city has reported to The Sun, and officials could not immediately explain the discrepency.


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Old 06-04-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Ahh. I remember the old days. When we were number 1.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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Ahh. I remember the old days. When we were number 1.
Yeah I remember when we were number 4 and I used to threaten people with "You don't wanna f*ck with me. I'm from Baltimore!"

Things just aren't what they used to be!

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Ahh. I remember the old days. When we were number 1.

In what year was Baltimore ever number 1 though?
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Smh!!
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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In what year was Baltimore ever number 1 though?

good question. It had to be awhile back.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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good question. It had to be awhile back.
I dont know you may think so but maybe not in the last 40-50 years.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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I dont know you may think so but maybe not in the last 40-50 years.
yep I was thinking in the 80s maybe? I think DC was number 1 for awhile back then
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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good question. It had to be awhile back.

Yep. It was waaaaaay back in 2009.


City Is No. 1 In Homicides


Despite Fewest Killings In 20 Years, Baltimore's Rate Is Highest Among The Nation's Largest Cities


June 03, 2009|By Justin Fenton | Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com
Baltimore saw fewer killings last year than any other in the past two decades, but data released this week show the city's homicide rate ranked the highest among the nation's cities with a population of more than 500,000.
Despite recording its lowest number of killings in 20 years, Baltimore experienced 37 homicides per 100,000 residents last year, ahead of Detroit, which had 34 per 100,000 residents, according to data compiled by the FBI.


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Old 06-06-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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Yep. It was waaaaaay back in 2009.


City Is No. 1 In Homicides


Despite Fewest Killings In 20 Years, Baltimore's Rate Is Highest Among The Nation's Largest Cities


June 03, 2009|By Justin Fenton | Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com
Baltimore saw fewer killings last year than any other in the past two decades, but data released this week show the city's homicide rate ranked the highest among the nation's cities with a population of more than 500,000.
Despite recording its lowest number of killings in 20 years, Baltimore experienced 37 homicides per 100,000 residents last year, ahead of Detroit, which had 34 per 100,000 residents, according to data compiled by the FBI.


That's based on a different criteria: cities w/ 500k or more citizens vs cities w/ at least 100k citizens. In any case, it's too high. But I think it's important to note the FBI's disclaimer that it's difficult to compare an old city with well-defined borders that excludes the suburbs with cities where much of the population is living in the suburbs but are still counted as city residents.
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