"I'm certainly not satisfied with it," Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference after Wednesday's Board of Estimates meeting. "I don't want to go back. It's not the goal of my administration to become a more violent city. My goal is to become an exceptionally safe city, one of the safest big cities in the country. I won't be satisfied until that's where we are."
Rawlings-Blake said she is discussing with Police Commissioner
There have been 189 people killed in Baltimore this year, compared with 176 people at the same time last year. Last year, 196 people were murdered, the first time the city's homicide count fell under 200 since the 1970s. Still, the city remained one of the most violent per capita, with the sixth-highest murder rate.
Non-fatal shootings are down 5 percent, which would continue an annual downward trend in shootings since 2006.
Rawlings-Blake said not to expect any significant strategy shifts. "We know what works, and that's focusing on the most violent offenders. We know that works," she said. "We know that putting resources into technology as a force multiplier, we know that works."