Give Now

Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

FBI Statistics Show Indy Violent Crime Increased In 2012

All states except for Illinois allows for conceal and carry.

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.

 

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From