Public Safety Took Center Stage During Baltimore’s National Night Out

On Tuesday night, the 500 block of Wilson Street was buzzing with a crowd of Baltimore residents and law enforcement officers who gathered for National Night Out. The annual event began in 1984, to bring law enforcement officers and community members together.

This year, there have been more than 200 homicides in Baltimore which is on track to outpace last year which had 300 homicides. Efforts to curb such crime include Mayor Brandon Scott’s comprehensive violence prevention plan.

Scott said those three things need to happen in order to fulfill his administration’s mission of a safer Baltimore.