Public Policy Institute
September 16, 2009
Based on statistical data obtained from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), this report, recently published by the Center for Criminal Justice Research, provides descriptive information about violent crimes in Indianapolis from 2001 through 2008, focusing on homicides, aggravated assaults, and armed robberies reported through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
The statistical presentation is in two broad parts. The first section provides information on violent crime trends, trends in specific gun crimes such as aggravated assaults with a firearm, and characteristics of violent crimes such as the most frequent time of day each crime is reported. The second section presents a series of maps on the distribution of violent crimes by district, IMPD beat, and ZIP code.