INDIANAPOLIS — 2021 was the deadliest year in Indianapolis' history as the city recorded 271 homicides.
In all of Marion County, there were 281 homicides. Those include homicides in Cumberland, Speedway, Lawrence and other areas in the county.
As WRTV Digital Reporter Vic Ryckaert previously reported, there is no simple explanation for what's driving the surge in killings. IMPD Chief Randal Taylor told WRTV in November the killings have been fueled by disputes over things like drugs, gangs and other random beefs or slights.
You can also compare it to the homicide maps from 2015-2020 by clicking the arrow in the top left of the map, then clicking the checkboxes for each year.
NOTE: Some years, including 2021, include all homicides in Marion County, not just those in Indianapolis.