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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on crime in Baltimore

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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.

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