Nearly all of the high crime cities, whether large or mid-sized, in the USA have two things in common: a Democrat administration for most of the last 50 years and a majority black population. Historically Democrats administrations have been soft on crime and less concerned with public safety and Republican administrations have been the polar opposite. Republican administrations mostly occur in communities with a majority white population. Would a Republican administration in a high black population city be able to suppress crime and make the city a safe place to live for all? In New York city this was true. In Indianapolis it appears they are currently being overwhelmed. Keep in mind that the overall national political climate in America has changed considerably.