Facts: Jealous’ statistics are accurate. However, numbers provided by his campaign show most of that increase came between 2014, the last year of O’Malley’s term, and 2015, the first year of the Hogan administration. There was a spike in 2015 from 363 to 553. Since then, the number of homicides has fluctuated in a narrow range. A governor’s policies tend to have a limited effect on first-year statistics, so it’s debatable whether Hogan is responsible. On the other hand, violent crime and homicides haven’t come down significantly since then.