It’s official, Hoosiers. October was the deadliest month in the history of Indianapolis.
The Numbers: At least 80 people were shot and 24 were stabbed.
Just to drive the point home, that’s 104 shot or stabbed with 34 killed in just 31 days.
By Comparison: Indy outpaced Chicago in homicides per capita by 67% in October. Indianapolis averaged a homicide every 22 hours and set a new record for the deadliest month in the city’s 200-year history.
Year Over Year Through October:
2021 murders: 213
2020 murders: 174
2021 homicides: 232 – only eight shy of the city’s all-time record with two months to go
2020 homicides: 203
Hammer and Nigel have more.