When will State Department issue a crime warning for travelers to Baltimore the same as for Mexico and Bahamas?
Murder Rate Soars by 38% Baltimore Homicide & Shooting Gallery
BALTIMORE, MD. With a soaring homicide rate for 2015 at 38 percent over 2014 thus far this year and murders reaching close to the 100 mark for the year, Baltimore nearly doubled the murder rate for the Bahamas. The U.K. and Canada have both issued violent crime warnings for travelers to the Bahamas. Many cruise ship passengers simply stay on ships that arrive at ports in the Bahamas. Ironically, two ships from Baltimore make regular trips to the Bahamas.
Those who travel from the Port of Baltimore might be interested to note the crime map of the Baltimore Sun that shows one of the few places in the city not impacted by crime is the Port of Baltimore cruise parking lot, due to the fact that the parking lot is guarded by armed guards. However, travelers are still lured into visits to the Inner Harbor and have to travel through the high crime city of Baltimore to reach the port.
The following are the highlights of the shootings and killings reported by the Baltimore City Police over the last week.
May 17, 2015
Shooting: 1100 Lemon St. Dispatched at 4:47pm. Adult male shot multiple times. Homicide detectives are responding.
Shooting: 1700 N Carey St. Adult male shot multiple times. Homicide detectives responding.
May 16, 2015
Shooting: 1700 N Broadway St. 2 adult males and 2 adult females are reported to be shot. Detectives ask that anyone with information to call 410-396-2433.
Shooting: 2400 Druid Hill Ave. An adult male was shot in the back. District Detectives investigating and ask anyone w/info to call 410-396-2477.
Shooting Update: The shooting incident within the 1500 blk of Pressman has been determined to be self-inflicted. (shot self in back? Must be a trick shooter!)
May 15, 2015
Shooting-2400 Blk E. Hoffman St. A male is reported to be shot in the head. Detectives ask that anyone w/info please call 410-396-2433.
Shooting-3800 Yolando Rd. An adult male is reported to be shot multiple times in the leg. Detectives ask that anyone w/info call 410-396-2444.
Shooting: 2500 Edgecombe Circle North. An adult male is reported to be shot multiple times. Detectives ask that anyone w/info call 410-396-2466.
Shooting: 2300 W Lanvale St. An adult male is reported to be shot multiple times. Det’s ask that anyone w/info please call 410-396-2477.
Overnight Shooting: 2600 Giles Rd. An adult male was shot in the stomach. Detectives ask that anyone w/info please call 410-396-2499.
May 14, 2015
— Baltimore City racks up thirty-eight percent increase in Homicides in 2015 over last year as total now hits 90 slayings.
Shooting Update: 1900 E 31st St. Both victims have died because of their injuries. Detectives ask that anyone with information to please call 410-396-2100.
Shooting: 1900 E 31st St. An adult male and female are reported to be shot at the location. Detectives ask that anyone with information to call 410-396-2444.
Homicide: 2100 Edmondson Ave. An adult male was shot in the face. Homicide Detectives are asking that anyone w/info please call 410-396-2100.