My neighborhood, Bel-Air/Edison, as shown below, led all of Baltimore with 9 homicides last year. While it seems like it's mostly a function of how the neighborhoods are drawn (check out the tiny but dangerous Eastern District, which had 38 homicides last year but no "neighborhoods" that were amongst the top-6). Still, it's pretty scary. I never feel unsafe, and feel like my neighbors and I do a good job of keeping an eye out, but I have called the police a couple of times since moving in - mostly because people occasionally like to hang out in their cars behind my fence. (One time, I saw a couple smoking crack in a car. They were on the street but kind of using my private fence as a hiding place.)
Rising Tide: Baltimore's 2009 homicide toll goes against national trends by going up
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