Friday, December 26, 2008
Indy Murder Rate Tops Last Year's Number
There may be a change in the management of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department this year, but the number of killings in the City did not abate. The City officially surpassed the total number of murders for 2007 with a double homicide on the northside. With five days remaining in the year, there have been 123 homicides compared to 122 in 2007. That's about one killing every three days. Indianapolis experienced a near-record number of homicides in 2006 when the count reached 153. The record number of homicides in a single year occurred in 1998 when it reached 162. In many other years, the number has not reached 100.