(Michigan City, IN) - Homicides went down last year in Michigan City.
The annual Michigan City Police Crime Report shows six homicides last year compared to eight in 2020. In addition, non-fatal shootings dropped from 24 to 19.
Michigan City Police Chief Dion Campbell said there was a decrease even though the department was short-staffed. He’s hoping to get the department back to full strength as soon as possible to lower the crime figures even more.
“I’m one hundred percent confident that as we get up to the numbers that we should have and we begin the hiring process and get officers back on the streets we’re going to be able to push back on some of this violent crime that is happening in our city,” Campbell said.
Reports of shot fired increased slightly to 399 last year. However, stabbings dropped from 10 to 8.
According to the crime report, the highest volume of calls was from the Eastport and Elston Grove neighborhoods and the west side. Just over 5,700 of the roughly 37,000 calls for service came from those areas.