Indianapolis is on track for another year of record murders.
From Jan 1 – June 27, the city saw 109 murders, putting it on track to beat last year’s record of 214 criminal homicides.
Here are some of the murder statistics so far this year…
- 89-percent of the victims had criminal histories and accounted for 272 adult felony arrests.
- 77-percent of the suspects had criminal histories and accounted for 156 adult felony arrests
- Sixty-three percent of the murders involved a black victim, even though blacks are less than 30 percent of the population.
- Seven of the victims and two of the suspects were under age 18.
- 37 percent of the murders occur on the city’s east side, 33 percent occurred on the north/northwest sides.
- The combined average age of victims is 36. The combined average age of the suspects was 41.
- In 51 percent of the cases, the relationship between the victim and the suspect was unknown.
- Only 21 of the murders were known to be motivated by a fight or domestic dispute.
- 92 percent of the deaths were caused by gunshots.
- January saw the most murders with 24.
- Sundays and Saturdays were the days murders were most likely to take place.
- And murders were most likely to take place between 3-4 a.m. and 8-9 p.m..