Saturday, January 25, 2014

Baltimore is Contending for Title as America’s Murder Capital: It Only Has 621,000 Residents, Yet Just Recorded Its 20th Murder



Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this article.

The U.S. census Bureau’s Quick Facts page for Baltimore City, not to be confused with Baltimore County, of which Baltimore City is a part. when people outside of Maryland hear or say "Baltimore," they usually think, "Baltimore City."

City Records 20th Homicide
Saturday, January 25, 2014
By Robert Lang

Baltimore City Police are investigating what is now the 20th homicide of the year.

It happened early this morning at the intersection of Penrose Avenue and North Payson Street, at around 1 a.m.

Police found a man who had been stabbed after arguing with two other people.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he died about a half-an-hour later.

Police are looking for suspects.


Anonymous said...

John Hopkins hospital rated as # 1 in the country. But don't go one block beyond the area of the hospital.

Anonymous said...

I am going to research that John Hopkins trauma center for ranking. Probably # 1 too.

countenance said...

OTOH, it'll be plenty of new material if they ever decide to bring back The Wire.

Anonymous said...

See this.

Anonymous said...

"...not to be confused with Baltimore County, of which Baltimore City is a part."

Minor correction. Baltimore City is NOT a part of Baltimore County. This is unusual in the US, where typically cities are parts of counties (e.g. Chicago IS a part of Cook County.)