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by Peter Moskos

October 14, 2008

Homicides down in Baltimore

Good news from Charm City.

Justin Fenton of the Sun describes the impact of one police unit. If all this is police's doing, and it might be, note just how much 250 officers can accomplish (out of a police force of less than 3,000 in a city of 650,000 people).

1 comment:

Adam R said...

Maybe not for long:

City cuts fire, police OT and extends hiring freeze

Baltimore is slashing police and fire overtime and extending a hiring freeze to grapple with a $36.5 million shortfall brought on by declining revenues and a projected spike in public safety costs, city officials told The Baltimore Sun yesterday.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/baltimore_city/bal-md.ci.cuts21oct21,0,7540404.story