BALTIMORE, Md. – A new report shows that the murder rate in Baltimore is worse than the three Central American countries that people are fleeing from to seek asylum inside the United States.

According to a new study,  Baltimore’s murder statistics show that the city is more dangerous than Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

If they’re seeking safety from crime and murder… they shouldn’t go looking in Baltimore.

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The city is on pace to hit 340 murders this year. (NBC 11 Broadcast)


The Princeton Policy Advisors released the results of the study.

They determined that in Baltimore, 56 out of every 100,000 people are murdered. The Maryland city is on track for 340 murders this year.

When looking at Honduras, it was 38 per 100,000. 

With Guatemala it was 22 in 100,000.

With El Salvador, the study found that 50 in every 100,000 would be murdered.

Study: People more likely to be murdered in Baltimore than Central America

The Princeton Policy Advisors released the following findings. (Princeton Policy Advisors)


“That Baltimore’s murder rate is higher than the most dangerous countries’ in Central America is frankly appalling on many levels, and as someone who grew up in Baltimore, I believe increased accountability is long overdue,” Princeton Policy President Steven Kopits said as a result of the findings.

The Center for Immigration Studies posted the following tweet, in which they acknowledged the countries that were responsible for a heavy concentration of asylum seekers were actually safer than some of the cities they would be headed toward.


Here’s where it gets crazy. Baltimore is all but a ‘sanctuary’ city. While it refuses to associate itself with the name, the rules for police interacting with ICE officials are the same.

Back in 2017, Baltimore’s police commissioner announced that officers would not work with federal agents to enforce immigration laws. These sanctuary laws often stem from leaders’ supposed desires to build trust amongst immigrant communities. Their theory is that if the undocumented person isn’t scared that police will turn them over to federal officials, they’d be more apt to help in local investigations.

But instead, it just creates a breakdown between members of law enforcement, and puts handcuffs on them over working alongside the feds.

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Kopits went on to say that people “will no doubt be surprised to read that Baltimore has a higher murder rate than the Central American countries whose violence the left has claimed led to the asylum crisis. Central America used to be much worse. As late as 2015, for example, El Salvador’s murder rate was about 100 — almost twice that of Baltimore. But security is much improved across the Northern Triangle countries (one reason we concluded that the asylum surge was caused by a change in U.S. policy, rather than push factors in Central America).”



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