SUN DATA DESK

Baltimore vacants are linked to crime, as are other indicators

Baltimore vacants are linked to crime, as are other indicators 

Vacant buildings are many things: signs of decay, eyesores and dangerous. They might also hold a strong relationship to crime, experts say.

FEATURED DATA PROJECTS

Average length of foreclosure by state, by number of days

Average length of foreclosure by state, by number of days

Average length of foreclosure by state, by number of days

Find a food truck

Find a food truck

The Baltimore Sun keeps track of Maryland's most frequently moving gourmet eateries

Look up how Baltimore-area schools' AP classes compare [Database]

Look up how Baltimore-area schools' AP classes compare [Database]

The Advanced Placement data from high schools around Maryland show how great the academic divide is between the best students.

Elementary school MSA results - 2013

Maryland State Assessment results for elementary schools

Middle school MSA results - 2013

Maryland State Assessment results for middle schools

Does the state of Maryland owe you money?

The Maryland Comptroller's Office holds unclaimed property records on hundreds of thousands of accounts, which are worth hundreds of...

Enterprise zones

Baltimore enterprise zone tax breaks Click on a point to see information about...

SUN INVESTIGATES

Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking 

One Towson University student drank so much alcohol he was unable to speak and threw up "without a pause" before passing out outside a...

UM has received other large donations in recent years 

The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday from a computer tech millionaire was the largest donation...

NFL security in spotlight over Ray Rice 

The furor over former Raven Ray Rice thrust the issue of domestic violence into the spotlight, but it also highlighted a part of football...

Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time 

Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is.