For the first time in history, Indianapolis seems to have surpassed Chicago as the most violent city in the Midwest. That represents an increase of almost 45% from the 87 homicides of Columbus during the same period last year, which is a percentage increase slightly higher than that experienced by Indianapolis. Even so, with just over 14 homicides per 100,000 people, Colon's rate is about four points lower. Louisville, which has a population of 617,638, experienced the largest percentage increase in homicides so far this year.
That puts Louisville's per capita rate at 21 homicides per 100,000 people. That represents an increase of 344 over the same period last year, representing an increase of almost 40%. IndyStar only received comparable non-fatal shooting data for Louisville. Louisville had 474 non-fatal shootings until October.
Chicago reported 2,601 shootings in October. The total number of shootings increased by 53% year over year. This week, it was reported that two murder suspects in Indianapolis were wearing GPS monitors at the time they allegedly committed the murder. Several recent social media posts have compared Indianapolis's homicide rate to Chicago's, but the Windy City has a higher homicide rate and a larger increase in year-to-date numbers.
Most Indianapolis residents mention that the problem areas are located on the east and west side of the city. Known as the crossroads of the United States, Indianapolis is a city that offers the charm of the Midwest with the comforts of a big city. In the overall violent crime rate, Chicago ranks 19th, slightly worse than Minneapolis and better than Kansas City, Indianapolis and Nashville. In terms of violent crime rates, Oakland, Nashville, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Atlanta have lower violent crime rates than Indianapolis.
The metropolitan area has more than 2 million inhabitants, making Indianapolis (or Indy for short) the economic and cultural center of Indiana. Indianapolis can be a safe place to visit only if you learn the design of the city and learn which areas are safer and which areas you should avoid. INDIANAPOLIS With 10.6 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, Indianapolis's intentional homicide rate is higher than that of Chicago and several other large regional U. Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the weekend of July 4th, Chicagoans could be forgiven for enviing Indianapolis residents.
Compared to homicide rates in seven other cities as of May 19, Indianapolis was firmly in the middle of the herd. Hogsett said that the pandemic, which hit Indianapolis hard, caused economic insecurity and stress, and a reduction in services also led to an increase in murders. The deputy chief of police of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Chris Bailey, called the 34% increase in criminal homicides “an unacceptable number and said the violent crime wave had affected the entire city.