Despite the recent increase in murders in Indianapolis, Mayor Joe Hogsett says the city is making progress when it comes to crime.
Hogsett made his comments shortly after opening a new westside campaign office.
The Mayor says the numbers of murders are down when they are compared from this past summer to the previous, however, he acknowledges there is still a lot of work to do.
He also commented on how crime prevention grant dollars are currently being spent and the recent controversy over a possible new hotel in downtown Indianapolis and criticism that it will hurt the existing market.
Click here for Hogsett’s remarks. They run for about five minutes.