FBI Statistics Show Indy Violent Crime Increased In 2012

Among large Indiana cities, Evansville had less violent crime overall, but still saw the number of reported crimes increase year-over-year.

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Indianapolis saw 8 percent more violent crime in 2012 than in 2011.

Violent crime is up in the state‘s capital city.

FBI statistics show there were more than 770 additional reports of violent crimes last year than in 2011–an increase of 8.4-percent.

Most of the reported crimes were aggravated assaults.

Interim director of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, Rev. Charles Ellis says outreach groups that tackle the violence believe illegal guns increase the problem.

“The status quo cannot exist. We’re living in a time where 16, 15, 14 year olds are packing guns,” Ellis says.

Among major Indiana cities, Evansville had a lower incidence of violent crime ,with 491 reports in 2011 and 560 in 2012.

 

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