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Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

Five stats to know about Baltimore homicides

In July, Baltimore marked a gruesome milestone, recording 45 homicides — the highest monthly tally in more than four decades. Here are some other statistics on city homicides, according to data since 1970.

Lowest monthly total — seven in June 1983 and March 2014

Other months with single-digit totals — nine in September 1977, December 1983, July 2001 and April 2008.

Month with lowest average — 17.5 in February

Month with highest average — 24.3 in July

Five highest monthly totals — 45 in August 1972 and July 2015

44 in December 1971

42 in August 1990 and May 2015

Source: Baltimore Police Department, Open Baltimore and Baltimore Sun reporting

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