It’s been almost four months since Maryland’s murder rate has spiked.
But even with the murders dropping, crime is on the rise.
We asked a few experts to talk about why, how and why now.
What’s at play?
The number of homicides in Maryland dropped by 8.4 percent last year.
That’s the third-lowest number of murders in the state since 2011.
In Baltimore, it’s been more than double that number, with at least 12 murders in a five-month period in August alone.
The overall homicide rate in the nation has been dropping steadily for years, from a high of almost 12.7 per 100,000 people in 2007 to an all-time low of 1.6 per 100 of people in 2017.
However, the murder rate is at its lowest point in the past 25 years, and it has dropped even faster in the last year, falling from an all time high of 9.7 in 2012 to just under 3 per 100 people last year before a steep drop in 2016.
So why are so many people killing themselves in Maryland?
The homicide rate is a complex phenomenon.
It can be caused by a number of factors, but most often it’s a result of mental illness or other problems.
Mental illness and mental illness-related homicides are on the decline in Maryland.
In fact, the state has recorded the lowest number of deaths from any mental illness since 2010.
Homicide rates are declining nationally, too.
The number of people killed each year in the United States has fallen to an eight-year low.
But the decline is mainly due to the decrease in gun deaths.
In 2017, the nation recorded just over 11,000 deaths due to firearm-related crimes, compared with more than 17,000 in 2016, according to the latest data from the FBI.
That is a 13 percent drop.
The FBI says the numbers may be down, but it’s still an alarming number.
“If you have a murder, it is a death and we have to deal with it,” said Dr. James E. White, a criminal justice professor at the University of Baltimore and an expert on mental illness.
“We don’t have a death rate problem here.
There’s no murder rate problem.”
The decline in homicides in the country is due in part to efforts by the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to combat mental illness and depression, which is an issue that affects Maryland’s youth as well as adults.
This is a particularly important area of the state, said Drs.
Robert B. Carroll and Robert Bitts, who both have studied the topic and are also experts in the criminal justice system.
They point to the fact that more than a quarter of Maryland’s adult population suffers from some form of mental health issue, and many people are living in poverty.
Many of those people are struggling to maintain their sanity, and the state needs to do a better job of treating them and keeping them safe, they said.
What’s the trend?
Maryland is not the only state to see an increase in homicides this year.
Other states are seeing similar increases.
California has seen an uptick in homicides and suicide in recent months, with the state also seeing an increase from the decline of homicides and suicides.
Maryland has also seen an increase.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that between 20,000 and 30,000 Americans will commit suicide this year, and some experts say that is a conservative number.
According to the FBI, the average number of suicides in the U.