Indianapolis Crimes | Steve Jefferson - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

WTHR crime initiative
As violent crime rises in Indianapolis, we're all worried. But we don't want to live in fear. It's time to take our community back, and WTHR is helping by empowering you to understand the risks and deal with the problems in your neighborhood. We’re taking a new approach to covering crime in our city by taking an in-depth look at where the trouble spots are, the root causes and the solutions that city leaders and community members are exploring.

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Irsay to change plea in March OWI arrest


Court documents show a change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at 11:00.


WTHR, Indians team up to spread "The Blue Pledge" Video included


Eyewitness News was at Thursday's Indianapolis Indians game to encourage fans to take "The Blue Pledge" and take a stand against crime. More>>

Avon woman says store lot attack was a hate crime Video included


A woman says she was attacked for no other reason than her religion at an Avon grocery store. More>>

Indianapolis father in court for son's beating death Video included


An Indianapolis father accused of murdering his four-year-old son went to court Wednesday as the rest of the boy's family tries to prepare for a proper burial. More>>

Surgeon accused of plotting to kill wife to stay behind bars


A Miami County doctor accused of plotting to kill his ex-wife will stay behind bars after prosecutors present new evidence in the case. More>>

Tell us Your Crime Concern

As part of WTHR's Blue Pledge campaign, we're asking you to report your specific crime concerns on this interactive map. Let us know what's happening in your neighborhood by clicking on the location and filling out the form. Then we'll investigate and follow up to find out how law enforcement is responding.

This map is designed to be a useful tool so you can see community concerns, and connect with others in your neighborhood. If you see something suspicious, call 911. Also consider starting or getting involved with an existing Neighborhood Crime Watch – and take the Blue Pledge.

Please note that this map won't report your concerns to police. You still need to call 911. If you're in Indianapolis, you can report ongoing problems to the Mayor's Action Center. Also, because we approve all reports, it may take up to one day before your report appears on the map. Be sure to zoom in to see all reports.

Nextdoor is another helpful option to connect with neighbors.
Vandalism Violent Crime (Assault or Shooting)
Outdoor Theft Car Break-in
Prostitution Illegal Drug Activity
Robbery - Victim is Present Burglary - Victim doesn't have to be present
Robbery is defined by the law as taking or trying to take something from someone that has value by utilizing intimidation, force or threat. In order for robbery to take place it must be done with a victim present at the scene and can occur with a single victim or in the case of a bank hold up, multiple victims. Burglary is defined by the law as the unlawful entry to a structure to commit theft or a felony. In order for burglary to take place a victim does not have to be present. When a burglary takes place the structure being unlawfully entered can be any number of buildings including business offices, personal homes and garden sheds.
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