Baltimore fights crime with strategic initiatives
High levels of crime are traditionally an urban issue. However, strategies can help a metro successfully decrease violent and property crime in a city. By remaining alert and knowledgeable, residents owning real estate in Baltimore may remain safe as crime-fighting initiatives gain strength.
There have been significant decreases in eight crime categories from 2009 to 2010, according to Baltimore County. In terms of violent crimes, homicide decreased 35.5 percent from 31 to 20 cases and the number of aggravated assault occurrences fell 1.9 percent from 2,879 to 2,824.
Property crimes also drastically decreased. Robbery fell 9.2 percent from 1,471 to 1,335 reported incidents, theft dropped 7.5 percent from 19,258 to 17,817 cases and motor vehicle theft decreased 22.7 percent from 2,404 to 1,859 reported occurrences.
A new initiative is rolling out to try and curb local crime issues. City health officials want to revoke the liquor licenses of 128 stores in predominantly poor neighborhoods because they are located next to residential homes, The Baltimore Sun reports.
This proposal and others work to decrease crime in Baltimore neighborhoods across the city. By taking action, the general public, government officials and the police can better protect local residents.