Are the Baltimore Police Abandoning Sandtown?

Data suggest a declining presence on the streets since last month's riots.

Calling all cars.

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In the wake of the riots that rocked the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray last month, one would have expected the authorities to make an extraordinary effort to restore order in the area. The latest data on crime and arrests, though, suggest the opposite might be true.

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