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Indianapolis sees jump in violent crime in 6 'hot spots' despite outreach efforts

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis officials say the city's most violent neighborhoods continue to be trouble spots despite an effort to reduce crime.

Public safety director Troy Riggs tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1EQK0aS ) that homicides have risen from seven to nine and nonfatal shootings have jumped from 22 to 24 in the six areas that account for 27 percent of the city's homicides.

The homicides include a quadruple slaying in late March.

Riggs says more than 30 social service agencies and law enforcement groups are assessing residents' needs in the target areas. Their outreach has included behavioral health forums, as well as fire department inspections of homes and distributions of free smoke detectors.

He says the mayor's office of re-entry is working with 100 former prisoners to help them get social services.

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