Baltimore sees most violent month on record

May has been the most violent month in Baltimore’s history with 43 homicides and 108 injured.

Tension between community members and police have escalated in the city since the police involved shooting of Freddie Gray in April.

More than one hundred police have been injured from the riots surrounding the shooting and many community members feel unsafe to walk the streets or even leave their homes. Once criticized for being an over-policed city, community members now feel abandoned and that there is not an adequate level of policing taking place.

What is causing this trend in violent crimes? Could law enforcement be doing more?  Is this rise in violent crimes a result of fewer police?


Michael Greenberger, Law School Professor and Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Professor of Criminology in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs and a noted commentator and author on trends in crime and criminal justice

Peter Moskos, Associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer