Highest incidents of violent crimes.
Highest rates of stds.
Heroin capital of the US.
Mayor tries to campaign on getting the murder rate under 300.
The third worst dressed city.
The fourth worst city for urban youth behind Detroit and Atlanta.
Ranks 192 out of 193 for best drivers.
Some of the worst schools in the state.
Locals will try to convince you that the whole two blocks of the Inner Harbor, which was a last ditch attempt to save the city, is a redeeming quality.
It is funny to watch Raven's fans try to talk smack about established franchises like the Steelers and Redskins, though no one went to a game till the Raven's went to the Superbowl.
What is even funnier is that Poe might have been a Giant's fan, considering he spent more time in New York.
The second arguement is that every city has crime. Every city has a deli too, doesn't mean you want to eat there.
Baltimore has JHU, the most prestigious medical school in the world, and the med students and interns get mugged on their way to class. The city should consider itself damn lucky the school hasn't moved.
What is going for Baltimore?
How bout them O's.
I have lived here my whole life, and I can't imagine being anywhere else. I like to sit at Kisling's and drink a beer while watching the O's kick some Yankee ass on TV. I like walking around the Square (Canton) and jumping into a stool at one of the first bars with their windows open. I LOVE sitting in the cheap seats at Camden Yards cheering on the most underrated team in baseball (just because our payroll isn't ridiculous doesn't mean we aren't good). And I can't imagine missing Sunday night karaoke at Fletcher's with all of my friends.
Most of these definitions are bashing Baltimore. But if you have lived here, you appreciate all of the little things. So we aren't the safest city... Don't be an idiot and wander into West Baltimore after dark. We might not be the cleanest, but the Inner Harbor collects all of the trash that floats through the freaking bay. But we have history. We are extremely cultured. We are Baltimore, and you aren't going to change that.
We do have the STDs and weed, though.