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Police chief to review summer violence reduction plan

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Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite and other city leaders will announce a review of their summer violence reduction plan Wednesday afternoon.

City leaders unveiled the community-wide initiative to fight and reduce crime in early June. Since then, the city has seen several violent incidents, including deadly shootings.

At this time last year, there were 46 murders in Indianapolis. So far in 2013, there have been 68. However, overall crime is down. This includes nonfatal gunshot incidents. There were 202 nonfatal gunshot incidents at this point in 2012 and there have been 189 so far this year.

City leaders involved faith-based and community leaders in the summer violence reduction plan. The Ten Point Coalition is doubling the number of patrols during this weekend’s Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, after a request from IBE leaders.

Chief Hite, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, US Attorney Joseph Hogsett, and other IMPD Command Staff will provide an update on the violence reduction plan at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Washington Park Family Center.

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