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Murder by the Numbers

Indianapolis is on pace for another year of record murders.

So far this year, the city is averaging a murder every 2.58 days.

Criminal homicide statistics provided by IMPD show 60 murders between January 1 and June 3.

And as in years past,  most of the victims and suspects had criminal records.

Of the 60 murder victims, local adult criminal histories were found for 50 (83%) of the victims. These 50 individuals accounted for more than 280 adult felony arrests.

Where criminal  histories were found:

  • 23 (46%) had a previous weapons arrest
  • 34 (68%) had a previous drug arrest
  • 34 (68%) had a previous crimes against persons arrest.

Of the 32 suspects where a name was known, prior local adult criminal histories were found for 24 (75%) of the suspects.  These 32 people accounted for 89 adult felony arrests:

  • 8 (33%) had a previous weapons arrest
  • 12 (50%) had a previous drug arrest
  • 9 (38%) had a previous crimes against persons arrest

There have been two juvenile murder victims so far this year and one suspect under the age of 18.

The racial relationship between victims and their suspects were as follows…

  • Black victim – Black assailant = 20
  • Black victim – White assailant = 1
  • Black victim – Hispanic assailant = 0
  • Black victim – Unknown assailant = 27
  • White victim – White assailant = 4
  • White victim – Black assailant = 3
  • White victim – Hispanic assailant = 0
  • White victim – Unknown assailant = 6
  • Hispanic victim – Hispanic assailant =1
  • Hispanic victim – Black assailant = 0
  • Hispanic victim – White assailant = 1
  • Hispanic victim – Unknown assailant = 0
  • Asian victim – Asian assailant = 1
  • Asian victim – Black assailant = 0
  • Asian victim – Unknown assailant – 0
  • Unknown victim – Unknown assailant = 1

Blacks are about 25% of Indy’s population and have been 80% of the murder victims.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will announce a new anti-crime prevention program Wednesday.

 

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