Indianapolis homicides up 48 percent in 2013, compared to 2012

Overall violent crime down, IMPD says

INDIANAPOLIS - The number of homicides is up sharply in Indianapolis in 2013 compared to 2012.

Statistics released Tuesday by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department show the number of homicides in the city through June 13, 2013 at 68, compared to 46 during the same period last year.

That's an increase of 48 percent.

However, the number of violent crimes overall in the city is down slightly from 2012 levels, police said.

IMPD's count showed that the number of rapes is down 10 percent, from 205 year-to-date in 2012 to 184 so far this year.

The number of robberies is up 8 percent, but the number of aggravated assaults is down 15 percent, statistics showed.

IMPD's statistics also showed a decrease in the number of property crimes, a decrease of nearly 12 percent overall.

The number of arsons is down from 250 through the same time last year to 160 so far this year.

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