HomeSecurityGuru.com Report Analyzes Current Indianapolis Crime Rates for 2012

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The HomeSecurityGuru.com Indianapolis crime rate report highlights the most recent statistics on violent crime and property crime throughout the metropolitan in 2012 and analyzes which neighborhoods currently have the highest rates of crime.

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When we fight a war or battle, we don't just send our troops out, we send them to where the enemy is located.

HomeSecurityGuru.com has just collected data and analyzed the latest Indianapolis crime rates. The data included in the reporting includes preliminary incident reports supplied by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The reporting represented includes the metro area of Indianapolis and also a breakdown of crime rates for the neighborhoods with the highest incidents of crime this year.

Criminal Homicide
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 11     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 12
Aggravated Assault
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 158     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 125
Robbery
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 278     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 221
Rape
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 30     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 31
Burglary (Residence)
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 1,057     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 1,041
Burglary (Non-residence)
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 234     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 150
Larceny
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 2,472     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 2,098
Vehicle Theft
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 590     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 581
Arson
YTD As of February 11, 2012 2012 - 37     /    YTD As of February, 2011 - 30

The reporting shows that there has been a significant increase in almost every type of crime this year when compared to the same time period last year. Only rape and criminal homicide are lower than the previous year. The increase in crime has shifted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's focus to cracking down on the high crime areas. Frank Straub, the Indianapolis public safety director likened the new concept called zone policing to war stating, "When we fight a war or battle, we don't just send our troops out, we send them to where the enemy is located."

Within the six districts of the Indianapolis metro area there are dozens of neighborhoods with varying crime rates. Using the M.A.P.S., Mapping Application for Public Safety, HomeSecurityGuru.com analyzed the most recent crime incidents reported from January 1 - February 11, 2012. Below is a list of the neighborhoods with the highest incident of crimes this to date this year.

  •     Near Eastside - 598
  •     Far Eastside - 580
  •     Near Southeast - 395
  •     Near Westside - 285
  •     Lawrence - 269
  •     Near NW - Riverside - 238
  •     Chapel Hill - Ben Davis - 225
  •     South Perry - 189
  •     North High School - 187
  •     Garden City - 178
  •     Martindale Brightwood - 171
  •     Eastside - 164
  •     Castleton - 149
  •     Arlington Woods - 137
  •     Meadows - 134
  •     Near Northside - 132
  •     Snacks - Guion Creek - 132
  •     West Indianapolis - 128
  •     University Heights - 120
  •     Augusta - New Augusta - 117
  •     Irvington - 117
  •     Crooked Creek - 116
  •     Eagle Creek - 114
  •     North Perry - 112
  •     Mars Hill - 111

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