The increase in gun deaths continued in 2013 for Maryland’s largest city, reports the Baltimore Sun, but fewer children were shot and killed in the city.
Three children under 18 were shot and killed in 2013, down from five the year before, to continue a five-year decline, the newspaper says. Twenty-three youths were shot and wounded in 2013.
The city of Baltimore ended 2013 with 235 homicides, the most in four years, reports the Sun. Nonfatal shootings also increased, after six consecutive years of declines.
The average age of city homicide victims in 2013 was 31, unchanged from recent years.