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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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