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The city of Baltimore recorded 282 homicides over the course of 2007, the highest total since 1999. Criminologists blame increases in illegal drug trade and gang activity, as well as easy access to illegal guns and the depletion of funding for neighborhood policing due to the war in Iraq. For the full story, please visit Baltimore 2007 Murder Rate Spikes and return to comment below.

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