Maryland Crime Rate Lowest In Decades | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland Crime Rate Lowest In Decades

Play associated audio
Gov. Martin O'Malley says according to recent data, Maryland's crime rate is at its lowest in 40 years.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdfriendofhillary/5116909665
Gov. Martin O'Malley says according to recent data, Maryland's crime rate is at its lowest in 40 years.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says 2011 crime data compiled by the Maryland State Police show that violent crime, homicides and property crimes are at their lowest levels since 1975, reports the Associated Press.

There were 398 homicides in the state last year, a more than 6 percent drop compared to the previous year. Total crimes are also at the lowest levels seen since the mid-1970s.

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein credits local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for working together to get armed felons and repeat offenders off the street.

The data is compiled each year and will be sent to the FBI for use in national crime statistics.

NPR

Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

"I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
NPR

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
NPR

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.