- Baltimore is the Most Crime Violent of the 25 largest US cities (www.FBI.gov)
- Baltimore continues to have the Highest Violent Crime Rate among the 20 benchmark metro areas with a rate of 1,026 crimes per 100,000 population (www.gbc.org)
- Mayor O'Malley proclaimed Baltimore the Juvenile Murder Capital of America (WBAL, 9/2002)
- Baltimore ranked #1 in Out-of Wedlock Teen births nationwide (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
- Baltimore rated DEAD LAST in Money Magazine's Popularity Contest (12/2002)
- Baltimore is the Heroin Capital of the country (Baltimore SUN, others)
Watch this video:
Baltimore State of The City -- Reality Check Version a pre-production trailer from the upcoming Baltimore city documentary Do You Still B E L I E V E ?