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Republican state senators met at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday to discuss plans to tackle Indy’s dramatic rise in violent crime.

An analysis of the city’s latest violent statistics revealed the following:

  • Indy has suffered more than 500 homicides from 2020-2021.

  • Homicides rose by double digits year-over-year in 2021.

  • Carjackings spiked by 51%.

  • Interstate shootings jumped 178%.

  • Over 1,300 people were shot or stabbed in 2021.

Indiana state senators Michael Crider (R-Greenfield), Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis), Jack E. Sandlin (R-Indianapolis), Kyle Walker (R-Lawrence), and R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis) say they are in the process of outlining the details for a bill they plan to introduce in the 2022 legislative session.

The Fraternal Order of Police wants tougher bonds for repeat offenders and category changes on what is and isn’t a violent or non-violent offense. They’ve also asked legislators to fix a “dangerously broken bail bond system.”