"It's long been true that a relatively small number of people are responsible for the vast majority of really violent crime," O'Malley said. "Over the past 10 years, we've gotten a little better at stripping away the anonymity of these violent predators."

peter.hermann@baltsun.com



Baltimore's 2011 killings



Means:

Handgun: 150

Knife: 32

Beating: 7

Strangulation or suffocation: 4

Arson: 1

Vehicle: 1

Other: 1

Location

On street: 112

In home: 33

In vehicle: 17

In alley: 13

In parking lot: 7

In business: 6