Immediate Action Needed to Reduce Violent Surge in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis is in the midst of a public safety crisis as we face a record-breaking pace of surging violence. Join us as we call on Mayor Hogsett and the City Council to issue an Emergency Stop Gap measure to immediately:

1.     End no and low bail for violent offenders;

2.     Purchase and deploy a gunshot detection system; and,

3.     Authorize additional emergency resources to IMPD.

Victims and their families deserve better! We deserve better! The violence must stop!

May 2021 Statistics (31 days)

  • 139 shot and/or stabbed, resulting in 23 deaths
  • 4.48 shot and/or stabbed per day
  • A homicide every 1.35 days

June 2021 to date (7 days)

  • 36+ people shot
  • 3 people stabbed
  • 9 died
  • 1 person killed every 18 hours
  • 5.5 people shot or stabbed daily

We are calling on Mayor Hogsett and the City Council to issue an Emergency Stop Gap measure in an effort to curb the violence. These steps will have an immediate impact on the surging violent crime wave while long-term solutions are needed and are currently under development.

1.   End NO or LOW BAIL for violent offenders. Cash bonds of $500 and automatic release from custody (no appearance before a judge) are currently in place for repeat convicted offenders for the following felony crimes:

  • Battery
  • Residential Entry
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Criminal Gang Activity
  • Strangulation
  • Escape
  • Criminal Confinement
  • Intimidation
  • Criminal Recklessness
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Stalking
  • Resisting Law Enforcement

Individuals arrested for these crimes are immediately returned to our streets and neighborhoods. We call on the City to reinstate and staff an arrestee processing system with a judge or magistrate 24-hours a day during peak summer months to end the revolving door of criminals. This will also reduce the over-reliance on GPS monitoring systems.

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