-- The month of May approached an all-time high for homicides in the city of Baltimore.
With 43 reported homicides last month, May 2015 counts the most in more than 40 years, according to the Baltimore Sun recordkeeping.
City records online only date back to 2011, show the most homicides committed in a one-month span of time peak at 27. The five deadliest months since 1970, according to the Sun, include:
U.S. Census Bureau estimates put Baltimore’s population around 622,000, down 31 percent from about 906,000 in 1970.