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Institute Cultural Trail study cited in Indy Star

November 13, 2015
An Institute report on the economic impact of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail was recently cited in an Indy Star story on a $10 million apartment project in Fountain Square, right beside the Cultural Trail at 640 Virginia Avenue. According to the report, property assessments within one block of the eight-mile Trail have increased 148 percent since 2008, an increase of $1 billion in assessed... Read More »

Indiana Crash Facts Report

November 12, 2015
The Institute has released its Indiana Crash Facts 2014, a collaboration with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to analyze data from the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES) database maintained by the Indiana State Police.Research findings have been summarized in a series of Fact Sheets on various aspects of traffic collisions, including alcohol-impaired crashes,... Read More »

Domestic Migration in Indiana Counties

October 31, 2015
Our latest Thriving Communities, Thriving State brief suggests that many counties in Indiana are only growing because individuals are relocating from other parts of the state.Domestic Migration in Indiana Counties points out these patterns are not sustainable for long-term population growth as Indiana counties rely on one another's residents for population growth rather than residents of other... Read More »

Riggs, top U.S. law enforcement urge end to mass incarceration

October 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- IU Public Policy Institute director of public safety outreach Troy Riggs and 129 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states joined together today as a surprising new voice calling for the end to unnecessary incarceration in the U.S. -- while maintaining public safety.Riggs contributes his data-driven approach of enhancing residents' quality... Read More »

Riggs, IFD honor Firefighter and Private Robert Madden

October 7, 2015
Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety Outreach, served as keynote speaker for the IFD Firefighters Memorial, which was held at the Local 416. The memorial honored Robert Madden who was an Indianapolis firefighter in 1915. Madden died during World War I in 1918.Here is an excerpt from Riggs' speech: Robert Arthur Madden joined IFD on July 15th, 1915. After serving the city for... Read More »