Confronting Crime

August 17, 2007

THE COUNT

Homicides since Jan. 1: 197

THE VICTIM

The body of an unidentified woman believed to be in her 50s was found severely beaten shortly before noon yesterday in a house in the 4000 block of Fifth St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood. A mail carrier discovered the body.

LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 171 homicides as of Aug. 16, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides at baltimoresun.com/homicidemap.

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