"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."
Baltimore's 2011 killings
Strangulation or suffocation: 4
On street: 112
In home: 33
In vehicle: 17
In alley: 13
In parking lot: 7
In business: 6
Baltimore murder victims, suspects share ties to criminal justice system
Slayings down but trends continue
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