Law enforcement personnel say they don’t necessarily see an uptick in crime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A recently-passed “second chance” law gives Hoosiers convicted of low level felonies and misdemeanors the opportunity to clear their records.
Among large Indiana cities, Evansville had less violent crime overall, but still saw the number of reported crimes increase year-over-year.
Relatives of one of the victims spoke to the media Monday.
Police say the counterfeits may have taken advantage of busy times at stores when cashiers would not pay attention to the poorly-made fake bills.
Legislators are still trying to determine how much a shift toward more rehabilitation will cost local governments.
Justin Dupuy with the Armed Citizen Project says they are offering free shotguns to residents in high-crime areas.
Monroe County Community School Corporation officials are cracking down on any copycat crimes.
The finding could affect sentencing reform efforts in the Statehouse.
An Indiana State University professor says common sense would seem to dictate that criminals would want to be comfortable rather than uncomfortable.