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How is Indianapolis Doing?

How is Indianapolis Doing?

A monthly look at how the Indianapolis metro area is recovering and emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic

Police Used Force on 1.3 Percent of Black Residents Since 2015

Police Used Force on 1.3 Percent of Black Residents Since 2015

Police used force over 1,600 times in 2019. Officers use force on black residents at a rate 2.6 times higher than white residents.

Reported Domestic Violence Victims Declining, but Most Cases Are Dropped or Dismissed

Reported Domestic Violence Victims Declining, but Most Cases Are Dropped or Dismissed

The number of domestic violence victims appears to be declining, but most cases are not reported and most reported cases have charges dropped or dismissed.

Magazines
Fall 2014 Basic Needs Edition

Fall 2014 Basic Needs Edition

Read the Fall 2014 Basic Needs edition of the SAVI online magazine to learn how 2nd Presbyterian Church is partnering with SAVI to expand their partnerships and target their services. Also find information on food insecurity in Central Indiana counties, our research about domestic violence in the Marion County criminal justice system, and more.

Reports
Domestic Violence in Marion County

Domestic Violence in Marion County

This report "matches" people across six domestic violence data sets to find the number of unique victims and perpetrators in Marion County.

Trends in Crime: Does Perception Match Reality?

Trends in Crime: Does Perception Match Reality?

Read the Report This trends in crime report was produced by Dr. Max Felker-Kantor in partnership with The Polis Center at IUPUI for ...

Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System: Marion County, IN

Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System: Marion County, IN

Read the Report Up to now, it has been very difficult to generate statistics describing the state of domestic violence in Marion ...

Domestic Violence in Marion County

Domestic Violence in Marion County

Read the Report Given the recent high-profile domestic violence cases in the news this month, it is very timely to recognize the ...

Case Studies
How SAVI helped the Indianapolis City-County Council forge a new strategy for reducing crime

How SAVI helped the Indianapolis City-County Council forge a new strategy for reducing crime

The Challenge The City of Indianapolis needed new strategies to address rising rates of crime and violence, which have spiked recently ...

SAVI creates powerful tools to quantify and help prevent domestic violence

SAVI creates powerful tools to quantify and help prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence records are scattered across various parts of the criminal-justice system, which makes accurate records difficult to come by—and hinders the work of advocacy organizations. SAVI analysts and the Domestic Violence Network have created a database that integrates the records of the various agencies and institutions, making it possible to get an accurate count of victims and perpetrators over time.

IUPUI Uses SAVI to Facilitate Conversations with Community and Law Enforcement

IUPUI Uses SAVI to Facilitate Conversations with Community and Law Enforcement

To share information about community conversations between law enforcement and local communities, IUPUI and the City needed to know local organizations who could help spread the word. They used SAVI’s data tools to identify the community assets, like churches, community centers, and shelters. They visited each one and shared information about upcoming community conversations.

Fire Department Plans Future and Resources with SAVI

Fire Department Plans Future and Resources with SAVI

Fire departments need data about their communities to be proactive, but data was not available for Indy Fire Department's service areas. SAVI linked service areas to census geographies, so IFD can can assess communities needs, target resources, and customize solutions.

Edna Martin Christian Center Receives Grant with Help from SAVI

Edna Martin Christian Center Receives Grant with Help from SAVI

The Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) has been an anchor of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood on the near-northeast side of ...

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