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1990-1999: DECADE OF AFFLUENCE & ANXIETY
Homicide numbers peaked in '90s
The Summit City has had more killings per 100,000 residents in one year then Los Angeles and New York.
Some of the area's higher profile cases
"FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Six dead in two days. Fort Wayne police say it's the most violent stretch anyone on the force can remember.
On Monday, Police found the bodies of two women in a north-east fort wayne home 4648 Blum Drive. The Allen County Coroner says 27-year old Shantell Craighead and 23-year old Rachel Roos were shot to death and is officially ruling their deaths homicides.
They were called to the scene after someone stopped by to visit one of the women and saw a body through the open back door. Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
A friend of Roos told Newschannel 15 that she was 8 months pregnant.
The coroner says Roos' unborn "
riday, April 04, 2008
Recent murders in Fort Wayne
1. This should not deter people from residing, shopping, or working in Fort Wayne, or in any particular section of the city. Your chances of being murdered are more dependent on who you know rather than where you live.
2. Earlier this year, Mayor Tom Henry decided not to hire more police officers. Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate this decision.
3. If we cannot afford the police that we need, how can we afford a ballpark? The city is like a homeowner who cannot afford to fix his roof this year because of the pool that he bought last year. Sure, HS is a dead issue. But it is important that we learn from our mistakes. Just because you can afford to blow money on bread and circuses doesn't make it a good idea. The city needs to keep a cushion in its budget for emergencies.