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You Tell Us: Do You Feel Safe in North Baltimore?

Patch wants to know what readers think about safety in their neighborhoods.

A lot of attention has been paid lately to whether or not Baltimore's Inner Harbor is safe.

But how do residents of North Baltimore feel about their own neighborhoods?

Overall the most serious crime was down in the Northern District by 1 percent in 2011. But non-fatal shootings, which Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld has called the best indicator of violent crime,  

But reading through most Northern District, most neighborhoods suffer from the same kind of in the crime logs of suburban Patch websites. 

So we want our readers to tell us how they feel about the safety in their neighborhoods. Tell us what you think in the comments section.

AnnKangarouse May 30, 2012 at 05:10 PM
When my own 4th district councilman leaves community meetings early, argues with his constituents and refuses to sit and talk to residents about our concerns...no. I don't feel safe at all.
Rich Ryan May 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
We live in North Baltimore. In the 10yrs we have ownee our home we have seen the neighborhood change for the worse. We were robbed twice(car stolen the second time)and had a multitudde of items stolen from our garage, all within past 2yes. Also, my son was just assaulted and robbed at York rd and Cedarcroft by a group of 6 on a Tuesday evening at 9pm. It' is not safe. We need more police presence and follow through when police reports are filed. We will be moving when property values bounce back a bit.
paul scott May 30, 2012 at 06:56 PM
no i do not feel safe in my own neighborhood. it sad that i see the same boys every day sitting on the street corners selling drungs and the city does nothing about it.
Able Baker May 30, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Yeah, I feel safe. There's some random theivery of stuff out of the backyard every once in a while, but nothing serious. That stuff happens in the suburbs too.
Sean Tully May 31, 2012 at 05:55 AM
While I don't live in North Baltimore, I am over that way occasionally. I'd say that if I am in my car, I feel safe, if I am walking, especially at night, I keep my eyes open all the time.
Jamey Hebb May 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Unfortunately, it seems like more crime is creeping into North Baltimore every year. A 30% increase in non-fatal shootings over the past year is serious stuff. My belief is that it's an extension of the fabled answer as to why one would rob a bank -- it's where the money is. As times get tougher, criminals have to extend the scope of their reach.. and North Baltimore is (sadly) somewhat ripe for the picking.
GSP June 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Yes. I think the Great Recession certainly put a strain on our neighborhood, but it never got that bad and feels like it's getting better again.
You June 01, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Not in North B-more, not in Baltimore City, not buying into the p.c. city living BS! I moved away when it really started to get bad in 1989. Trust me... it will never get better in the city, crime will grow and return to those "rich, arty, fancy, pc" neighborhoods. The "beneficial gentrification" in Federal Hill, Canton, Fells Point, N. Charles, Patterson Park,, the Inner Harbor, and the communities around the stadiums since 2000 has cleaned up those traditionally bad neighborhoods. So you tell me where did all those poor, lower class families moved? Middle River, Dundalk, Essex, Parkville, Catonsville, Arbutus, Glen Burnie, Hillendale, Towson, Rosedale, Security, Liberty, and lesser White Marsh. (These communities are getting very tired of rent control/ section 8). It will be pushed out in the years to come; either by our county politicians, county policies, or homeowners following personal rights to file legal complaints. So have fun as the crap will return to you citizens that love the p.c. city life and buy into the no ones to blame but the responsible people of the counties.

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