The public has high expectations for public safety.
Indianapolis, Indiana is the thirteenth largest city in the United States. Indianapolis appears to be under-policed for the size of the city, particularly when compared with similarly sized cities Columbus, Ohio, St. Louis, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky, all of which have more per capita police.
There are many factors that lead to criminal behavior and as a result, there are no simple solutions. Solutions must be multi-faceted, comprehensive, and multi-dimensional in focus. What follows are a series of policy considerations for the community to consider.