You know how all them criminal justice "experts" say it's inevitable that homicides go up in the summer? Well for at least the second year in a row, homicides in Baltimore are down, June compared to May.
After the riot, homicides more than doubled.
Pre-April 27, 2015: 0.58 homicides a day.
April 28 - May 31, 2015: 1.44 homicides a day.
June 1 - 29, 2015: 1.0 homicide a day.
Before the riots, homicides were up in Baltimore about 30 percent compared to 2014.
Post-riot, Balto homicides are up about 75 percent compared to the same time last year. Shootings even more so.
42 people were killed this year in May, but no, "regression to the mean" is not inevitable when it comes to people killing each other. Not included a body or two dropped tonight, the good news, I suppose, is we're down to just 1 murder each and every day.
Of the 144 people killed so far this year in Baltimore: 131 are male, 127 are black, 122 were shot. 104 victims, 72 percent of the total, win the trifecta by being all three.