BALTIMORE — The Baltimore metropolitan area has the nation’s highest rate of violent deaths and the highest rate at which residents have been killed by other people since 1999, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That is not good news for residents who feel unsafe and the city’s police officers who often are at the forefront of those efforts.
In the six years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Baltimore region had an unemployment rate of 9.9%, but in the seven years since, it has dropped to 6.6%.
That is in part because Baltimore has been adding jobs, but it is also because the city has been cutting back on services, especially police.
The Baltimore city council has said that the police are responsible for more than half of the citys homicides.
“I think people are getting really scared,” said Joe O’Connell, a retired police officer who now works as a community activist.
“I think the more we see the media and the more people we talk to, the more fearful people are.”
The city has a high rate, at 6.8%, of violent crimes.
The nation’s cities with the lowest rate are New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
The two most violent cities in the country are St. Louis and Detroit.
The police department is facing a budget shortfall and a long-term crisis of morale.
But Baltimore is also a city where violence is endemic and is in the midst of a violent drug war.
The citys police have faced criticism over their tactics.
The department, known as BALT, has received widespread criticism for the way it has handled a string of high-profile killings.
In September, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, Alton Sterling, in Baton Rouge, La., as he was holding a pellet gun in a residential neighborhood.
It was the second time in less than a year that police had shot a man with a gun.
Last week, the city of Baltimore had its first homicide in six months, and police had to close schools.
The violence has caused police officers to leave the city.
During the past six years, Baltimore has seen more than 600 homicides.
Baltimore has also experienced more homicides than other large cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington and San Francisco.
Violent crime in Baltimore has climbed from 5.4 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2013 to 7.6 homicides per 101,000 in 2017, according the BLS.
Baltimore has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the nation.
That has become more pronounced over the past decade, as homicides have fallen.
However, it still has a violent crime rate of almost 26 homicides per 1,000 people.
The rate has risen sharply in the past few years, rising from 4.8 in 2016 to 8.5 in 2017.
Baltimore had the fifth-highest rate of violence in the United States, behind New York City, Philadelphia, Philadelphia and Detroit, according a 2017 report by the Brennan Center for Justice.
BALT has seen its jobless rates drop to 5.9% in 2018, from 5% in 2016, the year before.
There were 1,743,000 private sector jobs in the Baltimore area in March 2018, according at the BALT.
That was down from 2,924,000 jobs in January 2017.
In addition, the number of public sector jobs has dropped from 9.7 million to 6 million since the year 2000.
But despite the drop in employment, the unemployment rate is still well above the national average of 6.9%.
The unemployment rate for non-institutionalized people ages 16-64 is 10.3%, according to Census Bureau figures.
Baltimore ranks as one of eight cities in Maryland with a jobless population of more than 13% and unemployment above 10%.
On a year-over-year basis, the BLL reported that Baltimore has the third highest unemployment rate in the state.
Baltimore’s unemployment rate has been 10.6% since mid-2016.
Despite the decline in unemployment, homicides have been on the rise in Baltimore, with at least one homicide a day.
The BLS reported that the city had 1,634 homicides in the first six months of 2017, more than the 1,289 reported in the same period last year.
Last week, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she wants to see the city work with the federal government to make it easier for Baltimore residents to get unemployment insurance.
She said that if Baltimore were to expand unemployment benefits, the rate of people receiving unemployment insurance would drop.
O’Connell said he wants to get a job, but he doesn’t think he has one in his lifetime.
He said he has a small business, but has no hope for a job.
People don’t like the way they are treated, and they don’t want to talk about it