Baltimore City Homicides Increase in the West

The majority of homicides in Baltimore City moved from the southern to western districts over the past month with an overall increase in homicides by more than nine percent.

Following February’s significant decrease to 21 reported homicides, Baltimore Witness data shows 23 homicides in March 2022. Approximately 10 homicides occurred in the southern, southwestern, and southeastern districts in February, while the majority of March homicides were reported in the western, southwestern, and northwestern districts for a total of 14.

As the homicide count grew in the western region in March, it decreased in the southern region by 30% from 10 to seven homicides.

On March 12, in the northwestern district, a quadruple shooting left three men dead and another injured in the Howard Park neighborhood. Officers with the Baltimore Police Department were called around 8:20 p.m. to the 4700 block of Gwynn Oak Avenue, where they found the four victims with gunshot wounds in a vehicle.

Three of the men—later identified as 25-year-old Jawan Hall and 26-year-olds Darian Savoy and Timothy Brown Jr.—were unresponsive and pronounced dead at the hospital. The fourth victim had non-life threatening injuries.

This shooting was factored into the northwestern district’s increase in homicides from two in February to seven in March. Baltimore Witness data shows a homicide count of three in the southwestern district—same as in February—and an increase from three to four homicides in the western district.

The eastern and southeastern districts increased from two to three homicides and one to two homicides, respectively, as homicides decreased in the northeastern district from three to one.

Baltimore Witness data also shows nearly twice as many non-fatal shootings as there were homicides in March for a total of 47, a slight decline from February’s 55 non-fatal shootings.