Below are some of the Baltimore City Goals concerning Safer Streets and Some of the Baltimore Data associated with Crime.  We are working to assist the city in meeting its goals and lowering the impact and cost of crime on the city and it citizens.

August 01, 2016

The cost of crime in Baltimore

The cost of crime is significant. The national Institute of Justice has sponsored many studies on the cost of crime to a community. Using the results of one of these studies conducted by the Rand Center on Quality Policing the cost of crime in Baltimore is calculated to be $3.8B per year. This is calculated by multiplying the number of crimes in a given category by the cost of crime from the study.

Total Cost of Part 1 Crimes  $3,841,512,179

Baltimore Population 622,793   Cost per Person  $6,168 per year per person

Even a 10% reduction in crime would result in  $384M economic impact on the city.

July 01, 2016

Baltimore Crime rates - Neighborhood Scout

With a crime rate of 62 per one thousand residents, Baltimore has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 16. Within Maryland, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Baltimore.In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Baltimore to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

March 01, 2016

Baltimore's Homicide Numbers Spike As Closure Rate Drops

Baltimore's homicide rate rose last year while fewer cases were reported solved.  In 2015 the homicide rate rose more than 60% from the previous year.  In 2014 there were 211 homicides reported.  The number in 2015 was 344.  At the same time fewer homicide cases were reported solved.  The percentage of homicides solved by the police is called the clearance rate.  Last year, Baltimore saw its clearance rate drop from 57% in April to 40% in June and then it dropped to 30% in August which is where it hovered for the rest of the year, an arrow pointing in the wrong direction for the city..

January 15, 2016

The Numbers Behind Baltimore's Record Year in Homicides

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.

January 01, 2016

Safer Streets - OutcomeStat - Better, Safer, Stronger, Baltimore

Safer Streets encompasses agency actions as diverse as code enforcement, zoning classification, the design of buildings and public spaces, traffic and transit design, outreach to at-risk youth, and offender re-entry services. It also includes core public safety functions such as targeted police deployment and fire safety measures.

January 01, 2016

Open Baltimore - Public Safety

Open Baltimore provides data on Baltimore progress.  The Public Safety Data is provided by the Baltimore Police Department.

January 01, 2016

Baltimore Shooting Map


This map represents 2015 point data from the Force Investigation Team data set layered against Shooting point data from the 2015 Part I Crime data set. A comparison is shown between the locations of BPD officer involved incidents and current Shooting areas.

All BPD data on Open Baltimore is preliminary data and subject to change. The information presented through Open Baltimore represents Part I victim based crime data. The data do not represent statistics submitted to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR); therefore any comparisons are strictly prohibited.

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