Stats show Indy’s violent trend likely to continue

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Three quarters through the year, the city of Indianapolis appears to be on track to continue a trend of violent crime climbing in recent years.

According to statistics provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 101 murders have been committed by September 28. That number compares to 125 people murdered in 2013 and 112 in all of 2012.

Compared to national figures, homicide detectives in Indianapolis have a higher success rate for solving cases.

The FBI released in 2013 that the national clearance rate average was 63 percent. Clearance rate is a percentage of closed cases whether a killer was caught or known to perish his or herself.

IMPD said its clearance rate was 73 percent in 2013 and 71.5 percent so far in 2014.

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