Posted on November 3, 2021

October 2021 Deadliest Month in Indy’s History With 34 Homicides in 31 Days

Jesse Wells, Fox 59, November 1, 2021

With 34 homicides in 31 days, October was officially the deadliest month in the history of Indianapolis.

The 34th and final homicide in October took place Sunday on Hovey street.

That broke the record for the most homicides in a calendar month which was set just a few months ago in July, when there were 33 homicides.

Starting October 1st, 34-year-old Savannah Blevins was killed in a murder-suicide inside a home on Tanza road.

Over the 31 days that followed, Indianapolis averaged one homicide every 22 hours.

That ended with 28-year-old Jalen Chatmon shot to death Sunday in the 3200 block of Hovey street.

“Yes 34 is a lot for October, but it could have been worse,” said Lauren Rodriquez.

Lauren Rodriquez is the director of the Office of Public Health and Safety {snip}


According to IMPD at least 25 of the 34 homicides in October remain unsolved.

So far there have been 232 total homicides in Indianapolis.  The city ended October 2020 with 202 homicides.