Baltimore ranks second in the nation for cities with the highest rates of increase in homicides. Wallethub study says Baltimore follows New Orleans which is the city with the highest rate of increase in homicide cases. However, the study places Baltimore at the top of the list for the highest number of homicides per capita of the country’s 50-most populated cities. So far this year there have been two-hundred-12 homicides in Baltimore. The total from 2021 was three-hundred-38.