Mayor Pugh Says Crime Situation Showing ‘Improvement’ After SHE Launched New Initiative

Less than a month after declaring crime in the city “out of control,” Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said an initiative she launched is driving down violence in five targeted neighborhoods.

“I think we’re trending in the right direction,” Pugh said Wednesday during a news conference at City Hall.


Officials have steered resources not just from the Police Department but also the fire, transportation, parks and health departments toward the five neighborhoods in East, West and Northwest Baltimore. Pugh has ordered 30 agency heads to meet at police headquarters each morning to coordinate their efforts.