Baltimore City has been awarded more than $762,000 in federal grant money earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities.
The U.S. Department of Justice grant is part of $6.3 million provided to the state and individual counties and cities in Maryland.
The city's share will be used for community based crime prevention programs, using technology and preserving positions associated with law enforcement, according to a statement released by Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.
The grant funding is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. Money from the program is used to pay for law enforcement, prosecution, education drug treatment and technology improvements.
Baltimore City received the most funds with $762,900, followed by Prince George's County, which received $432,311 and then Baltimore County, which recieved $360,238.