Homicides in Baltimore City are steadily decreasing. Baltimore ended 2012 with 217 homicides, a 10.7% increase over 2011. Below is a charge denoting the number of homicides in age range increments of 10 years.
One sees a clearer picture of the challenges when one graphs the percentage of the total of each age range group.
These other posts regarding Baltimore and Detroit homicides might be of interest:
Baltimore Homicide Statistics - Number of Homicides on Each Day of the Month of 2011
Baltimore Homicide Statistics - Gender Comparison of Victims
Baltimore Homicide Statistics - Method of Death
Comparison of Baltimore and Detroit Homicide Victims in Different Age Ranges
Detroit Homicide Statistics - Age Range Comparisons of Homicide Victims
Detroit Homicide Statistics - Gender Study of Homicide Victims
Detroit Homicide Statistics - Method of Death
Detroit Homicide Statistics-Number of Homicides on Each Day of the Month during the year 2010, Chart
Comparison of Baltimore Homicide and Surveillance Camera Locations