INDIANAPOLIS HOMICIDES
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MARION COUNTY DEMOGRAPHICS
July 1, 2016 - US Census Bureau
Population
Persons under 18 y/o
White
Black
Hispanic
Medium Income
Persons In Poverty
941,229
24.9%
65%
28.5%
10.2%
$43,369
18.9%
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2017 Indianapolis Homicides

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2018 Non-Fatal Shootings
2018 Hit and Runs

2019 Indianapolis Homicides
2019 Non-fatal Shootings
2019 Hit-and-Runs

2020 Indianapolis Homicides
2021 Indianapolis Homicides
2022 Indianapolis Homicides
2023 Indianapolis Homicides

6 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods
RELATED WEB SITES:
IMPD UCR Downloads - One file per year (2007-2015) showing Indy crimes sorted by type.  
FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) - Crime data by state
Ten Point Coalition Indianapolis
Safetown Indianapolis
Gun Violence Archive  
National Gun Violence Memorial -Shows the names and faces of Americans killed by guns.
2014 Indianapolis Gun Deaths
Live Indianapolis Police Scanner Web Site
IMPD Incident Database - Continually Updated List of Incidences with Dates, Description and Addresses
Indy Crime Tips - Give a tip anonymously and maybe get a big cash reward.
Crime Victim Assistance - Indy Gov't resources and support

LOCAL NEWS SITES:
WISH TV 8 Crime Watch
Crime - CBS 4
IndyStar Crime and Homicides   Subscribe to the Toll - a weekly newsletter examining issues of violence in Indy
Crime Tracker - Fox 59  
WRTV 6 Crime
13 WRTV Crime News
FBI UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING

The FBI gathers data from police agencies each year on crimes committed in their jurisdiction.
This is a cooperative program and not all agencies cooperate, nor is data always complete.

The following information is a breakdown of data provided to the FBI by the Indianapolis Police
Department:
Criminal Homicides
Rapes
Robbery
Armed Robberies
Strong Arm Robberies
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Assault - Gun
Aggravated Assault - Knife
Aggravated Assault - Other Weapon
Aggravated Assault - Hands & Fists
Property Crime
Burglary - Forced Entry
Burglary - Non-forced Entry
Stolen Vehicles
Larceny
142
627

2,122
1,287

1916
741
2,319
1,521

7,784
2,237
4,797
25,308
CRIME
2015
Compared to a city like Chicago, Indy is a small town.  

However, Indy's murder rate per 100,000 people exceeds
Chicago's (15.1 homicides per capita.)
Indianapolis
Non-Fatal Shootings

2021 - 746
2020 - 746
2018 - 448
2017 - 433
2016 - 424
2015 - 426
There are more deaths caused by vehicles than by guns all together.
SIDE NOTES:

There are nearly twice as many suicides by firearms in the U.S. than
there are homicides by firearms.  It is believed if firearms were not so
easily available, many suicides would not happen because people
who get suicidal for a moment, get over it soon.
Notes:

A Indianapolis convicted felon may be sentenced to:
* IDOC or DOC, (Indiana Dept of Correction) - which is prison.
* MCCC (Marion County Community Corrections) - allow convicts to serve their sentences outside of jail or prison.
These programs include the community transition program, residential/work-release programs, home detention with
electronic monitoring, and mental health or addiction intervention.

A murder charge in Indiana carries a sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison.  Years are reduced for various reasons,
such as a defendants plea bargaining to a lesser charge of Voluntary Manslaughter.
I scoured many sources daily from January 2018 to December 2019 to bring as much information about what was
happening with homicides in Indianapolis as I could find.

This project was only going to cover 2018, but the cases were ongoing, so I kept at it another year.
You'll notice I added links to news articles in 2019 .
It was a grim task personally, as well as very time consuming, so I stopped my research at the end as of 2019.

However, I am following up with the cases listed where a suspect is awaiting trial, so that I can report the results here.
This will go on for several years as the accused use legal means to postpone trials.  I'll also update when the police
finally arrest a suspect.
GENERAL INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES
Some things that I noticed from this research:

For the most part,  victims and their attackers are of the same race.

Killings seem to break down into the following main categories:
1. Gang murders which sometimes are drive-by shootings that kill innocent bystanders, often children.
2. Drugs & Robbery murders
3. Domestic disputes (sometimes results in murder/suicide)
4. Drunks at bars
5. Mental Illness (which may also be involved in #3 & 4 above.)
6. Self defense

The percentage of criminals caught is lower than I expected.
Statistics broken down by information on my collected data.
Jan-Mar 2018:
Apr-Jun 2018:
Jul-Sep 2018:
Oct-Dec 2018:

2018 Subtotal:


Jan-Mar 2019:
Apr-Jun 2019:
Jul-Sep 2019:
Oct-Dec 2019:

2019 Subtotal:

2-year TOTAL:
2018-2019 INDIANAPOLIS MURDERS BY RACE
White
25
37
39
29

130


26
34
35
32

127

257
11
6
4
9

30


8
7
4
10

29

59
3
2
6
4

15


0
0
3
4

7

22
1
1
0
1

3


1
0
0
0

1

4
3
2
2
4

11


1
1
4
6

12

23
43
48
51
47

189


36
42
46
52

176

365
HOMICIDE VICTIMS
Convictions
Arrests*      / Solved
22
22
19
12

75


17
14
9
20

60

135
15
15
12
9

51


10
4
4
9

27

78
* Not number of cases solved, but # of people
arrested for murder - sometimes several people
are charged for the murder of one person.
Then again, sometimes one person is
responsible for multiple deaths.
Among the KNOWN information:

75% of murder victims were Black.

Blacks murdered by Whites :    0
Blacks murdered by Blacks:     100
Blacks murdered by Latinos:    3
Blacks murdered by unknown:  157

Whites murdered by Whites:    20
Whites murdered by Blacks:     15
Whites murdered by Latinos:    1
Whites murdered by unknown:  24

Latinos murdered by Whites:     0
Latinos murdered by Blacks:     1
Latinos murdered by Latinos:     6
Latinos murdered by unknown:  15

Asians murdered by Whites:      0
Asians murdered by Blacks:      1
Asians murdered by Latinos:     0
Asians murdered by Asians:      3
Murder Rate of U.S. vs Other Nations:
249
215
154
161
157
149
144
138
127
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
ALL
HOMICIDES
INTENTIONAL
HOMICIDES
271
232 as of Nov 1
245

177
177
172
171
INDIANAPOLIS  HOMICIDE TOTALS
Intentional Homicides do not include accidental, self-defense,
defense of another, reckless or "officer-involved"
ALL
HOMICIDES
per Police


171
178


152
158
Intentional
HOMICIDES
per Police
ALL
HOMICIDES (less police)
per my research


178
159
Last Updated Nov 13, 2022
ABOUT THESE CRIME PAGES
2021
2020
216
574
2,636


4,855




25,196
239
587
2,034


3,940




25,068
In 2013, Indianapolis had a 140 murders (17 homicides per capita.)  

Indy's murder rate has climbed every year since.  
2018 Indy Murders:157
2019 Indy Murders 172
2020 Indy Murders: 245
2021 Indy Murders: 271
Map showing the six most dangerous Indianapolis neighborhoods in 2017
INDIANAPOLIS FBI DATA
LINKS
RAPE
VICTIM AGE
2020
2021
0-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49

Total
40
182
148
104
52

574
31
201
156
96
58

588
TOTAL
Race
Unknown
Other
Black
Latino
26
40
341


130





2,594

1,423
3,156
Jan-May 1967