Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Social Issues

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on crime in Baltimore

See also

Recently Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spoke out about the growing frustration from city residents about the increasing crime plaguing the city of Baltimore. In her State of the City address to the Council the mayor addressed many concerns and offered several solutions she hopes will bring down crime and ease concerns.

Baltimore has consistently had a problem with crime due to high activity regarding gang violence and drugs. The city has seen a spike in homicides during the fall 2013 and since the start of 2014 there have been 31 confirmed homicides in the city.

In her address the mayor called on citizens to take action and becoming apart of the solutions. The mayor said, “If you’re not going to be part of the solution, that’s fine. But then acknowledge it, you’re part of the problem, because we need everyone to be engaged in their own way in helping us reduce violence.”

The mayor has come up with a detailed plan that she hopes will lower the crime rate in Baltimore. This plan includes adding more crime cameras around the city in particularly high risk areas and implementing Operation Ceasefire, a strategy that attempts reduce gang and gun violence in communities.

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos