In 2014, Baltimore had 211 homicides, which the Police Department said was the city’s second-lowest number since 1972. By the end of 2015, the number of homicides rose to 344. That was not the overall record: the city had 353 homicides in 1993, when its population was larger. Experts say per-capita homicide rates are a better measure than overall annual totals.
Statistics show that 320 victims of homicide in Baltimore were black, 19 were white, three were Hispanic and two were listed as other. There were 22 women killed.
In all, 322 adults and 22 juveniles were killed in 2015, including 10 children under the age of 10, and 12 children and teenagers from 10 to 17. Ninety-one of the homicide victims were from 18 to 24 years old, 133 were from 25 to 34, and five were 60 years old or older.