Despite Anti-Gun Status, Baltimore Has Highest Homicide Rate In U.S.
By Tom Knighton
Baltimore may not be the first city you think of when you think gun control, but it should be right up there. Between Maryland’s laws and Baltimore’s own efforts, having a gun in the city isn’t exactly a fun thing for a law-abiding citizen to deal with. It’s a major pain.
And just what kind of good have all those gun laws done?
Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities last year and the second-highest violent crime rate overall, according to new data from the FBI.
The grim news was the latest reminder of the sustained cycle of violence that has gripped the city since 2015, when the annual number of homicides soared above 300 for three consecutive years after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray‘s death from injuries suffered in police custody.
There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year, 56 per 100,000 people who live in the city. That’s the highest per capita in the city’s history and, according to the FBI report Monday, the highest rate of any American city with more than 500,000 people. It’s also significantly higher than the rate in other …Read the Rest
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