I want to share some information I received this morning for IMPD East District Commander Rick Riddle. If you are not aware, IMPD is broken up into six districts. District 18 resides in two of the six, East and Southeast Districts. East District and Downtown District are two of the busiest areas when it comes to crime. The information I am about to share with you is very reassuring given the crime climate in Indianapolis.
Use this link to learn more about IMPD Districts: https://www.indy.gov/activity/find-your-police-district
Message from Commander Rick Riddle:
I am very proud of East District and the work our officers do on a daily basis. As of last week, violent crime is down 9%, property crimes are down 2%, and overall crime in East District was down over 6% from last year. This is because of our officers’ work and dedication to making the east side safer. We will have bad weeks where the violence doesn’t seem to end, but I know we are having better weeks than we have seen over the past year. I am truly appreciative of your ongoing support for our officers!!!
Furthermore, shooting incidents are also on the decrease, from the data, East District is trending down from last year starting from August of this year. I am extremely proud of the work in the communities by all of our officers. With their continued success, I have no doubt we will continue to see Indianapolis become a safer place for our families, friends, and visitors.
If you would like to know more or have specific questions regarding keeping Indianapolis safe. As always, please reach out to me with your questions and I will find any answer for you.