Baltimore mayor walks away after reporter questions his crime-drop claims

Total violent crime is down because violent crime is down,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott 말했다 여우 45 Baltimore’s Mikenzie Frost this week. “What you’re doing is playing with the number. We’re looking at violent crime and how it’s considered by the federal government and the FBI. That’s how we determine it’s down.

BALTIMORE MD - 12 월 18 Mayor Brandon Scott exits his vehicle to pick up lunch on December 18 볼티모어, 메릴랜드. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

BALTIMORE MD – 12 월 18 Mayor Brandon Scott exits his vehicle to pick up lunch on December 18 볼티모어, 메릴랜드. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (게티 이미지)

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When Frost pressed the mayor about the data only being down when assaults are not included, the mayor walked away without answering the question.

Online statistics show that homicides were up 3% last month from the same time the previous year. While non-fatal shootings are down from last year, violent crime is only down when common assaults are not factored in.

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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 17: A Baltimore police officer posts himself near the intersection of W. North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, MD, 금요일4 월ril 17, 2020. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD – 4 월 17: A Baltimore police officer posts himself near the intersection of W. North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, MD, 금요일에, 4 월 17, 2020. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Homicides, carjackings, 가중 폭행, and bank robberies have all increased compared to the same time last year.

Mayor Scott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

파일 사진 - a man sits on a park bench overlooking Baltimore harbor and skyline, 볼티모어, 메릴랜드.

파일 사진 – a man sits on a park bench overlooking Baltimore harbor and skyline, 볼티모어, 메릴랜드. (Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

I don’t understand; the whole damn city don’t understand what’s going on,” Karen Henry, mother of 31-year-old Sinai Williams, who was severely wounded when she was struck by a stray bullet while walking to a store in Baltimore last month, 말했다 여우 45 볼티모어. “We’re all gone amok; the city has gone absolutely crazy.

It’s out of control,” Henry added before criticizing the mayor’s office. “They know it’s out of control. It’s like nobody has any answers. Brandon has a five-year plan, [his crime-fighting initiative] but a five-year plan is not going to work. We need help now. How many communities, how many tears does a person have to cry before they get it right? They’re not getting it right.

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