For the third time in history, the city of Indianapolis suffered 101 homicides in the first 6 months of 2022.
The number is slightly below the 117 homicides recorded over the same period in 2021.
The 100th homicide of the year took place at the city’s new Adult Detention Center. 36-year-old Charles Barron Jr. was found dead as the result of injuries suffered from an altercation with another inmate.
A shooting that occurred last week at a hotel on east 21st street marked the city’s 101st homicide.
Indy reached its 100th homicide in May of last year; however, from 2016 to 2019, the city didn’t reach 100 homicides until August.
The rise in homicides is not isolated to Indianapolis.
Five major U.S. cities are already on track to break their 2021 homicide figures. This year’s homicide numbers for Los Angeles, Washington DC, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Atlanta have all surpassed the rates reached at the same time in 2021, according to data reported by Fox News.
Kendall & Casey break down the numbers in the clip below.