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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. Let's get busy making our home a safer place. 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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IMPD: 15-year-old killed in northeast Indianapolis shooting

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The family of 15-year-old Ja'Vonne Ellis is talking about his life - and violent death - after Monday night's shooting.
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Ballard, nation's mayors meet with Obama Administration about violence Video included

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Mayor Greg Ballard went to the White House Monday to talk about a significant program President Barack Obama has put in place called "My Brother's Keeper."  More>>

3rd teen pleads guilty in fatal New Albany fire

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A 19-year-old New Albany woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in connection with a house fire in which three young siblings died. More>>

Neighbors push education, not prisons to solve violence problem Video included

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Residents across Indianapolis say spending money on education and job training will help the city cut violent crime more effectively than more prisons. More>>

Indy police use video game to teach kids about law

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Indianapolis police are trying out an interactive video game based on television's "Jeopardy!" to try to prevent teenagers from falling into lives of crime. More>>

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