From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, October 17, 1923: Fewer crimes have been committed in Indianapolis in the first nine months of 1923 than in any similar period in recent years despite a large increase in the city’s population according to Police Chief Herman Rikhoff. The decrease in crime may be credited to the vigilance and efforts of the officers of the police department. There have been thirty homicides during the first nine months of this year compared to forty during a similar period of 1922. Burglaries are 792 for the current year compared with 939 for the same period last year and only 111 holdups have been reported this year compared to 173 last year. More automobiles have been stolen during the first nine months of this year – 740 – compared to 623 stolen cars during a similar period last year.
“City Becoming Place of Fewer Crimes, Records for 1923 Show,” The Indianapolis News, 17 October 1923, p. 1:6