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Fire fighter attempts to put out a building that was set on fire during riots in Baltimore, USA on April 27, 2015.
Fire fighter attempts to put out a building that was set on fire during riots in Baltimore, USA on April 27, 2015.  Anadolu Agency—Getty Images

The Baltimore Riots Cost an Estimated $9 Million in Damages

May 14, 2015

A federal survey estimates that at least $9 million in damages resulted from the Baltimore riots sparked by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

The Small Business Administration's survey calculated damages of $8,927,000 to over 30 businesses and damage of at least $60,000 to one home during the violence from April 25 to May 3, Reuters reports.

Smaller damages were reported by 254 businesses and another home, leaving Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski to push for disaster centers to be set up to assist business owners.

The Baltimore mayor's office added that 144 vehicles and 15 buildings were incinerated during the violence, with the Baltimore Fire Department noting 61 structural fires from incidents like arson and looting on April 27 and 28.

[Reuters]

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Baltimore Police officers arrest a man following the funeral of Freddie Gray near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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Protestors participate in a vigil for Freddie Gray down the street from the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station in Baltimore on April 21, 2015.
National Guardsmen seal off a business-residential section of Baltimore and prepare to use tear gas against looters on April 8, 1968.
Baltimore Police form a perimeter around a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
Smoke billows from a liquor store which was looted during the third day of violence, which saw over 400 fires, in Baltimore on April 8, 1968.
Fire figthers respond to a fire at a CVS pharmacy in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
Baltimore City police pin down a curfew breaker in Baltimore on April 9, 1968.
Law enforcement officers detain a demonstrator on Gilmore Avenue near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Gray in police custody, in Baltimore
A man is carried away by police during riots in Baltimore, 1968.
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