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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Man arrested for attempted rape of Bloomington woman


Police in Bloomington have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home while she slept and got in her bed. More>>


Victims' families on the death penalty Video included


While the death penalty can bring closure for some victims' families, it can also mean a decade or longer court battle, dragging out the pain of losing their loved one. More>>

Police urge residents to call 911 if they sense crime Video included


Police are using door hangers to send a serious message that they want you to call 911 when you get the feeling a crime is about to go down. More>>

Two people shot overnight in separate shootings Video included


Two people were shot in separate shootings in Indianapolis overnight. A 19-year-old male victim was shot three to four times in his hand, knee, and arm with some kind of rifle. More>>

Prosecutor to seek death penalty against Major Davis in IMPD officer death Video included


Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry has filed paperwork this afternoon to seek the death penalty for Major Davis in the shooting of Officer Perry Renn. More>>

Police investigate reported sexual assault on Bloomington trail Video included


Police say there was an attempted sexual assault along a popular exercise trail in Bloomington. More>>

IMPD balancing firepower with power of communication Video included


Ten years after the shooting death of Indianapolis police officer Jake Laird, Metro Police is still trying to find the balance between arming officers and creating relationships with the community. More>>

New Albany teen gets 65 years for 3 arson deaths

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A judge sentenced a southern Indiana 19-year-old to 65 years in prison after pleading guilty to three murder counts for firing a flare into a home and igniting a blaze that killed three young siblings. More>>

Lafayette homeowners stepping up after break-ins Video included


A sudden spike in crime in Lafayette has police and neighbors on alert. More>>

Speedway police seek restaurant thief


Speedway police are looking for a man wanted in a theft of a local restaurant earlier this week. 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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