Gun-Controlled Baltimore in 2019: 348 Homicides, 89 Arrests

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There were 348 homicides in gun-controlled Baltimore in 2019, for which the police only made 89 arrests.

The Baltimore Sun reports a similar ratio of homicides to arrests or to cases otherwise solved has been roughly this dismal at least as far back as 2015. They report, “From 2015 to 2019, a stunning 1,660 people were killed in Baltimore. Just 654 cases were solved, a five-year clearance rate of less than 40%.”

In other words, on average, only four out of ten Baltimore homicides were solved each year for the years 2015-2019.

Last year witnessed 348 homicides in Baltimore and only 89 arrests. Moreover, just 83 of those arrests resulted in convictions.

The Sun referenced 2014, noting Baltimore “homicide detectives were taking the lead on an average of four new homicide cases per year, and had an average individual clearance rate of 46%.” But in 2015 “they were handling eight new cases each — and their average clearance rate had dropped to 22%.”

Researchers who conducted a report on the Baltimore Police Department’s homicide division in 2016 “found no clear policies and procedures for conducting investigations.”

They also discovered “detectives did not get careful supervision to ensure critical investigative steps were being completed in every case.”

Breitbart News reported 12 individuals were shot in gun-controlled Baltimore on January 11, 2020, alone. Five of those victims died from their wounds.

On March 18, 2020, Breitbart News reported Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) begging city residents to quick shooting each other so more hospital beds could be saved for coronavirus victims.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at



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