Indianapolis sets record for number of homicides - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indianapolis sets record for number of homicides

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville isn't the only city dealing with a record number of homicides this year.

Indianapolis set a new record for the second straight year with 145 murders.

Officials point to poverty, drug abuse and mental illness as the issues behind the increase in homicides as the city's population grows, but while the city's overall murders are up, the city's high-crime neighborhoods have seen a 10 percent drop in homicides.

Indianapolis' police chief says too many people are using guns to solve simple arguments.

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