Today, Mayor Greg Ballard's spokesperson, Mark Lotter, tweeted the following nugget of news.
According to @IMPD_News, as of Oct 5, violent crime is down nearly 6% this year. Total crime is down 7%. @MayorBallard @Indy_DPS
— Marc Lotter (@marc_lotter) October 7, 2013
If you followed Lotter's link to IMPD's official Twitter account, you would have found this tweet.
Detectives Investigate the Death of an Adult Male and Adult Female Found in a Hotel Room http://t.co/59y9rgyWSb
— IMPD (@IMPD_News) October 7, 2013
Granted, we don't know all the details or where the investigation of this case above might lead the investigators, but early details show that the victims were shot. It just seemed like a tale of two tweets telling two different stories. The data may say one thing, but it sure doesn't feel like violent crime is down in this city. Does it?