I was chased by a group of Three...
They pursued me until I crossed Sinclair...
Then they Stopped, as if they came upon a River
they could not cross...
— A. Metzger
The Baltimore Travel Guide
Harm City just got mapped.
First released 7 October 2016

BTG is the product of an exciting collaboration amongst Baltimore City and County residents, to geographically document the ever-changing meanscape of our tiny metropolis. We've spent countless hours debating the overall safety factor of neighborhoods across the map, of various transit arteries, business districts, residences, and of course — vacancies, all for the purpose of creating a risk guide to outsiders. You have to admit, it's an order of magnitude greater than this thing.

A Google Maps™ frame has been embedded below for instant viewing pleasure. This will work for most devices; should you experience technical difficulty, see the downloads section for alternatives.

Blue Zone
The Blue Zone
Sanctuary. Violent crime is infrequent here, but not undeard of. Theft on the other hand is a regular part of life in Harm City ™ so don't expect the hospitality of a New England Bed & Breakfast. Joins the Yellow Zone at Dusk.
Yellow Zone
The Yellow Zone
Proceed with caution. Crime is rampant in Harm City™ and often knows no boundaries, so stay on your toes. If a riot breaks out, it's typically here. Joins the Red Zone at Dusk.
Red Zone
The Red Zone


You are in danger.
So what do you think? — Let us know here!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I use this guide?
The 3 zones represent 3 levels of risk assessment. Risk of what? Being engaged violently. This is not a property value guide. Real estate is an investment in the future, when the meanscape portrayed here will have shifted.
Q: What do you mean by 'the River'?
Perhaps the most common remark made by travellers to Baltimore city, is the fact that one can walk or drive 1-2 blocks and turn up in an entirely different meanscape: friendly on one block, apocalyptic on the next. Many streets have become host to invisible borders, the literal demarcation point where safety completely drops off, or vice versa. Some criminals have even been observed respecting these civic boundaries, as if they are geographic ones — thus, the term River was born.
This phenomenon may be sighted on the Travel Guide, where one "zone" transitions to the next suddenly, and along a wide margin. Take a look at Pimlico (Northwest), Greenmount Ave (North-central), Taylor Ave (Northeast), the North side of Patterson Park (Southeast), or Downtown's Pratt street — holding the line for South Baltimore.
Q: Is Baltimore really that bad?
Yes. Didn't you see the red zone?
Q: The University campus is red? Really? REALLY?
They have their own murder rate ...
Q: When can we expect this map to be updated?
It probably won't be updated. The authors have since, successfully escaped the City, returning to it only sparingly for humanitarian purposes. Good luck to you all.
Want more than just zones and annotations? Download the Google Earth™ edition, which includes a richer set of tools and data, 3D buildings, street-view, and more. We've also compiled hi-res stills into a ZIP archive as an alternative to utilizing Google software.

Baltimore Travel Guide v1.1 (.kmz)
(0.20 MB - Released on 7 Oct 2016)
Google Earth is available for PC and Mobile (Android + iOS)

Baltimore Travel Guide v1.0 - Image Pack (.zip)
(6.9 MB - Released on 8 Apr 2016)
24 JPEG images at resolution 1680x1004
Addendums & Anecdotes
Where The Gawd Kangs Thrive
Scrap Family Bachelor Survival Under Gawdly Dominion: Part 3 Of 3: Baltimore, 5/9/2022
BTG Photo Pack
Screenshots Of The 2015 BTG Project
The Ghost Of Clay Davis And Baltimore’s “Swag”
13 Signs Of Suburban Blight
Crackpot Mailbox: Jase-Man Wants To Know—Part 2 Of 2: Micro Signs
The Pace Of Urban Blight
Using And Updating The Baltimore Travel Guide
PC Policing Continues
The Baltimore Travel Guide Aggression Map Continues To Be Banned By The Left And Ignored By The Right
'O Say Can You Flee!'
The Story Behind The Photo
‘The Five Block Rule’
Jeremy Bentham Holds James’ Feet To The Urban Geographic Fire
The Proverbial Fart In Church
Baltimore Travel Guide Rejected And Censored By Guilt Liar Elite
‘Is Baltimore Safe For Street Musicians?’
Rachel Wants To Know If She Will Ever See Such A Hipsteriffic Sight In Harm City
Coming To Harm City On Business?
An Action Plan For Paleface Prey
'Please Explain The Pictures'
An Out Of Town Babe Wants To Know About The Urban Heroes Gracing The Harm City Safari Guide
Defining Meanspace
Tactical Occupancy And Using The Baltimore Travel Guide
Thank You S.S. Sam
Sir, Your Support Has Earned You
Thank You, John, For Your Support
I Would Like To Inform You That You Have Won A
Back To The Northeast: 2010-15
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
The Ghetto Grocer On Foot: 2006-10
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
Armed Pedestrian In Northeast: 2003-06
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
East-Southside Pedestrian:1999-2003
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
Northeast-South Pedestrian: 1995-98
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
Northeast Pedestrian: 1995
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
Eastside Pedestrian: 1992-94
Majority, Age 30-52: Aggression Action Sites
Year 52: Aggressions Against My Person
Harm City Safari Guide
Coming In Time For The 2016 Purge Season
‘Where Is The Most Rape Danger?’
An Answer For Julian On Baltimore Rape And How To Prevent It
The Pigs And I
Action Sites Involving Negative Police Encounters: 1982-2015
Crossing The Line
Heading From Harm City To Harm County: 2/22/16
Action Sites, Manhood 18-29
Violent Experiences From 1981-1992
‘How Could It Get Worse?’
A Car Ride Across Harm City With Andrew Metzger
"My Eyes Can't See Around Corners"
Bicyclist's Lives Don't Matter: With Advice From Onetime Harm City Cyclist Nero The Pict
18 Steps Into Hell
Reading Houses: Assessing Residential Areas To Determine Aggression Patterns
Erik And Atlantis
Moving Back To Park Heights
‘Five Star Family Neighborhoods?’
A Brief Critique Of One Self-Serving Capitalist Perspective, Seeking To Lure Young Families Into Harm City
'Ski Masks In 65 Degrees?'
‘What Is Up, The Hoodrat Version Of Anonymous?’ A Man Question From Andrew Metzger
The GPS Girl
How Not To Come To Harm City: A Phone Call From Miss Ezz
‘I’m Confused About Race And Violence’
‘Am I Better Off Being Black Or White When It Comes To Getting Attacked?: A Man Question From Charles
‘Why Should I Avoid Baltimore Campuses?’
‘What Is So Bad About A City Community College?’: A Man Question From Charles
Moving To Harm City
A Brief Conversation With Miriam On Park Heights
Getting Negrodamus
On Lower Park Heights: At Park Heights And Belvedere With A Fourth Generation West Baltimorean
Valued Member Of The Global Community,
Welcome To Baltimore, Known To The Victims Of Your Privilege Who Live Here As "Harm City"
Mapping The Boned Zone
Notes On Using A Mobile Map Index
‘In Baltimore’
A Black 'Queen' Tries To Humiliate National Guard Troops In Baltimore
I Don’t Break For Whites
White Wednesday Serendipity: Taking The Bus As A Person Of Evil Complexion In Harm City
Habitat Hoodrat
Graphomaniac Index Of Top 10 Harm City Articles
‘So, Bro?'
‘What’s Up With Your Neighborhood? It Looks Nice To Me.’
Moving To Harm City
Big Trippin’s Myerhoff Mugging
A Negotiated Solution To Predatory Aggression
‘Biscuit Is Eight Years Old’
Charting The Boned Zone #1: Tracing Hoodlum Sets
‘Reading Hoodrat Sign’
Paleface Trace Reading Of Enemy Bucks And Braves In The Urban Environment
The Sacred Animal
Return Of Gang Rule In Baltimore
‘Who Is Boning Who?’
The Harm City Food Chain
Reign Of Fear
The Unreported Race Purge In Baltimore County
60,000 Dope Fiends And Counting
News Max Gives A Rundown Of G-man Riot News Caught In The Media Filter, And Still Doesn’t Scratch The Surface
‘America’s Microcosm’
A Zero Hedge Post That Nails The Baltimore Riots
Narco Night Train
A Night Roasting In The Flaming Cultural Wreckage We Are Riding To Hell

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