Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. with a population of approximately 12,900. The city is in a cluster of communities with substantial prostitution problems, including Jessup and Laurel. Prostitution has been identified by law enforcement as a problem in the town, and residents have complained to police about prostitution in certain neighborhoods. In response to such concerns, police have targeted consumer-level demand for commercial sex. The Savage Police Department has conducted at least two street-level reverse stings, which resulted in 24 arrests.