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How Dangerous Is Baltimore?

Posted on | August 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

It’s worse than the countries from which “refugees” are fleeing:

WJZ reviewed data from 2018, the last full year for which data is available. Data from the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council lists El Salvador’s murder rate at 50 per 100,000 residents in 2018.
The council’s report listed Guatemala’s 2018 murder rate at 22 per 100,000.
Honduras’ 2018 murder rate was not included in OSAC’s annual crime and safety report published in April, but a report from the Observatory of Violence at the National Autonomous University of Honduras gave a figure of 41.4 murders per 100,000 residents.
HOW DOES BALTIMORE COMPARE?
Charm City ended 2018 with a total of 309 murders, according to the Baltimore Police Department. So far in 2019, police report 196 homicides have occurred. Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s July 2018 population estimate for the city of 602,495, Baltimore’s 2018 murder rate is 51.3 murders per 100,000 residents.

Not only is Baltimore more dangerous than El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras, but in 2015, the Washington Post reported: “Fourteen Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Eight are doing worse than Syria.” (Hat-tips: Hot Air, Instapundit.)



 

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