There have been 108 homicides so far this year in the city of Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, there were five murders in the city just last weekend alone.
The only year that Baltimore has ever come close to recording so many murders in just the first 4 months of the year was in 1993 during the height of America’s gang wars that plagued inner cities all across the country. In that year, some 24 years ago, 110 people were killed through the end of April. The city went on to record 353 homicides that year, the most in its history. That said, Baltimore has about 110,000 fewer residents now than in 1993, making this year’s murder rate the highest ever, on a per capita basis.
Meanwhile, if the level of violent crime in Baltimore continues at the same rate as the first four months, for the remainder of the year, the city will blow right through the previous all time record high 353 homicides from 1993.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 2, 2017.