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Baltimore flood zones

As forecasts predict Hurricane Joaquin to shift away from the East Coast, meteorologists warn those in the mid-Atlantic region to remain wary of flooding over the weekend. As much as three inches of rain is forecast for the southern half of the state, and Flash Flood Watches are in effect through...

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Criticism over minor arrests

African Americans in some Baltimore neighborhoods have long complained that they are unfairly targeted by police for arrests for nuisance crimes. After the ACLU and the NAACP sued police in 2005 over the issue, the city changed its policy and such arrests plummeted. But the issue re-emerged following...

  • Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore

    Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore

    Violent crime in Baltimore has spiked since the April unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death. Homicides are up 60% and shootings are up 105% year-over-year and the crimes follow predictable trends. Violence is concentrated in neighborhoods that are predominantly African American, and have high...

  • School enrollment numbers from 2011-2014 show a rise in minority students

    School enrollment numbers from 2011-2014 show a rise in minority students

    According to the Maryland State Department of Education, counties are educating more minority students. Suburban school districts are making efforts to address an increase in minority students. Below is the change in major demographic groups from 2011-2014. Click on the bars for more information....

  • Baltimore's rat hot spots 2015

    Baltimore's rat hot spots 2015

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a $10 million plan Monday to provide every house in Baltimore with heavy duty trash cans to help control the city's rat population and decrease sanitation worker injuries. Read the full article. Map: Number of 311 service requests for rat control by neighborhood...



Data: Military equipment in Baltimore police hands

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