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Old 05-07-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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I knew the rate was up from last year but was shocked to hear that it was up 60%. If this trend continues Indy will end 2013 with twice as many murders as last year.

It's time for the Violent Crimes Efficiency Team to get to work....

Indianapolis homicide rate up 60 percent over 2012 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Crazy stuff. Any ideas why the homicide rate is up?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I saw that earlier tonight. Three people dead in less than 24 hours-unbelievable.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I knew the rate was up from last year but was shocked to hear that it was up 60%. If this trend continues Indy will end 2013 with twice as many murders as last year.

It's time for the Violent Crimes Efficiency Team to get to work....

Indianapolis homicide rate up 60 percent over 2012 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
By math, Indy is on pace to hit 130-140 homicides. I think we were at 115(?) last year. I know its the media's job to flog people into a frenzy, but 115 doubled does not equal 140.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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31 homicides by this date last in 2012, 51 to date this year.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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31 homicides by this date last in 2012, 51 to date this year.
That is not double.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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That is not double.
I think WTHR is referring to the trend continuing to increase throughout the rest of 2013. Still, even if it is "only" 25% higher than 2012 it is still an alarming increase.

I thought 115 murders in 2012 was disturbing for a city that had been considered to be low crime.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Agreed Toxic and for the 1 millionth time.
Come back at the end of the year after December 31st and we will gladly debate and compare homicide stats. Until then we still have 7 months left to go in the year so stay tuned and don't bother posting stats.

And the 115 murders by December 31, 2012 weren't alarming to you?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I think WTHR is referring to the trend continuing to increase throughout the rest of 2013. Still, even if it is "only" 25% higher than 2012 it is still an alarming increase.

I thought 115 murders in 2012 was disturbing for a city that had been considered to be low crime.
They might be, the local media regularly reaches on its reporting, across all subjects. History tells us the rate has peaks and valleys, and doubling the number from last year is not likely. Of course, the panic first fact check later media doesn't care.

As far as disturbing, I seem to remember the politicos hand slapping eachother because 115 was supposed to be low. Its an overrated stat anyway, most homicides are not random and in areas most on this forum would never consider living anyway.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Wow did you build a time machine and jump into the future?
If so I want to try it out cause hell I have a few areas of history I would like to change and alter.
December 31, 2012 isn't future. No time machine required.
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