(PRWEB) July 06, 2012
The latest HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report provides details on the most recent Indianapolis crime statistics. The statistics were compiled utilizing local information supplied by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as well as federal resources including the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Although the 2012 Indianapolis crime statistics are preliminary, they do give insight into how crime rates might trend this year based on 2011 statistics.
The Indianapolis crime report examines property crime as well as violent crime in the city.
As of June 30, 2012 - 45 / June 30, 2011 - 53
As of June 30, 2012 - 860 / June 30, 2011 - 709
As of June 30, 2012 - 1,164 / June 30, 2011 - 1,147
As of June 30, 2012 - 189 / June 30, 2011 - 196
Burglary - Residence
As of June 30, 2012 - 5,209 / June 30, 2011 - 4,954
Burglary – Non Residence
As of June 30, 2012 - 1,138 / June 30, 2011 - 947
As of June 30, 2012 - 2,593 / June 30, 2011 - 2,712
As of June 30, 2012 - 12,717 / June 30, 2011 - 11,356
As of June 30, 2012 - 222 / June 30, 2011 - 180
The first half of 2012 Indianapolis experienced an increase in most reported types of crimes compared to the same time period during 2011. The year to date reports suggest an overall increase of 8.46%. Growing crime rates has been a burden in Indianapolis for some time. “I think this department has a system that needs fixing and we found people that were overloaded and overburdened in many ways,” said interim Chief of Police Rick Hite. Hite, a 32-year veteran of the Baltimore Police department, took over the office in April but is hoping to gain the position permanently.
Overall, when looking at the last week of June as well as the month as a whole, crimes appear to be trending downward. However, Indianapolis is divided into 6 police districts that have varying crime rates. Below the districts are listed in order of most to least amount of incidents reported this year.
- North District – 5,266
- East District – 5,931
- Northwest District – 3,712
- Southeast District – 4,402
- Southwest District – 3,842
- Downtown District - 984
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