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Homicides and shootings spike while arrests decline in Baltimore City

May has seen 42 homicides so far, making it Baltimore's deadliest month since 1972. Shootings this month have more than doubled compared to May 2014. Meanwhile, arrests have plummeted since April's unrest in Baltimore, with only 1,177 people arrested so far in May compared to 3,801 in the same month last year. Data accurate as of May 31, 2015

Deadliest months in the last 40 years*

May 2015 is the deadliest month since 1972

AUG 1972
45
POP: 899,845
DEC 1971
44
POP: 908, 075
MAY 2015
42
POP: 622,103
AUG 1990
42
POP: 735,632
AUG 1996
39
POP: 688,542

HOMICIDES 2014 / 2015*

May 2015 has seen 42 homicides

2015
2014

SHOOTINGS 2014 / 2015*

May 2015 has seen more than 100 nonfatal shootings

2015
2014

ARRESTS 2014 / 2015**

May 2015 has seen 1,177 arrests

2015
2014

* Data accurate as of May 31, 2015

** Data accurate as of May 23, 2015

Source: Baltimore Sun reporting, Open Baltimore, Baltimore Police

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