The effort to reduce violent crime in Baltimore City has hit a milestone. It has been 10 days without a murder.
Determined to eliminate the high number of homicides and other serious crimes in Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has praised her violence reduction initiative. But, she said, others also share in the success of 10 days without a murder in the city.
“I’m just losing my mind with excitement about the hard work so many have been doing for years. We’re reaping the benefits. We’re putting a dent in something as huge as a murder epidemic,” said Erricka Bridgeford, of Baltimore Ceasefire.
The mayor said homicides are down 30 percent and nonfatal shootings down 40 percent. City police hope the trends continue.
“It’s progress in the right direction. Over the last 10 days, we haven’t had to go to a new family and tell them their loved …