According to a new report from The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore city proper’s murder crisis is now expanding into Baltimore County.
In 2019, 50 homicides were recorded in Baltimore county. These numbers surpassed the previous high of 43 homicides in 1992 during the crack epidemic.
Additionally, the 2019 homicides represent an 85 percent increase over the previous year, when 27 homicides were registered in the county.
Before 2019, Baltimore County homicides tended to fluctuate in the low 20s. Homicides in the county started to increase by a significant amount in the wake of the 2015 Baltimore Riots.