Baltimore recorded its highest murder rate per capita this year, but has struggled to make arrests. New York City, with a population of more than eight million, has had 306 murders in 2019 but registers a much lower per capita rate than Baltimore. The rate of violent crime has been terrible for years and last year Baltimore topped the FBI’s homicide list at a time when violent crime has been decreasing nationally. . What makes a bad situation worse are decades of economic policies that by design create two Baltimores—one for the connected, and one for everyone else. They need someone willing to make schools compete for students by becoming places where those students learn, and brave enough to make streets safe and neighborhoods thrive—not someone who will do anything to cling to power. And they need someone willing to make the structural economic reforms necessary to create jobs and lure businesses over the long-term instead of someone who can only recycle ideas that have been failing for decades. YOU SHOULD KNOW. This law boosted Baltimore’s declining population by some 12,000 people—and saved the city’s powerful delegation from losing seats in the state legislature. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Date & time. Baltimore, a once-great American city, has all but imploded thanks to decades of corrupt leadership, crime, and the progressive policies now trumpeted by Democratic presidential hopefuls as solutions to the country’s cultural and economic divisions. ... 2019 12:03 PM. This new way to examine fluctuations in the crime in the nation. Today it is known to Americans via “The Wire,” HBO’s 2002–2008 television series that viscerally captured the hopelessness of the city’s drug-infested streets, failing schools, corrupt police department and power-hungry City Hall. Perhaps Bernie Sanders and other Democrats should tap her for insight on the hot topic of felons and terrorists voting from prison if she is unemployed thanks to the self-dealing noted above. Age. Cumulus Media circulated a memo telling hosts to dial down allegations of election fraud, or else face termination. Baltimore’s rank came from 2018 data: 2018 violent crime rate: 1,833.4 per 100,000 people; 2018 homicides: 309; 2018 poverty rate: 22.4%; 2018 unemployment rate: 5.7 During 2019, total crime in Baltimore County increased slightly by 0.8 percent compared to 2018. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Crime Statistics 2019. A good indicator of whether Baltimore is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The people of Baltimore deserve better. Age. Baltimore has seen better days. The number of violent crimes in Baltimore has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Baltimore has decreased by 4% year over year. Baltimore had shrunk to a population not seen for 100 years. No wonder so many people are voting with their feet and leaving. Since most crime is property related Baltimore is a big contributor to the state's violent crime rate, reporting 309 homicides last year. Long-time city politicians need not apply. crimes. Victim name. Both robbery and assault are problems in Baltimore. A car drives down a street in Baltimore, MD on March 26, 2018. Established in 1729, it was the first ‘boom town’ in the United States, home to an expansive shipbuilding sector and the nation’s first common-carrier railroad (B&O) connecting Baltimore with cities as far-flung as St. Louis and Chicago.