The opening month of 2014 and the first few days of February have been uncharacteristically violent ones in Indianapolis. As of February 4 there have been 20 homicides (criminal and otherwise) in Indianapolis. That’s five more than the same period last year. Recent crimes have included brazen daytime robberies, a carjacking with a baby still in its car seat, additional home invasions, a double homicide at a gas station captured on surveillance video, and a 13 year old boy critically wounded during a birthday party at a house. Faced with rising concern on crime, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the new year’s crime trend and what IMPD planned to do about it. Chief Hite told Amos and listeners that he’s concerned with a level of disrespect towards society fro some who’ve committed crimes in recent weeks and months. Chief Hite implored listeners and the community to come together to help reduce violence. And to provide alternatives to those tempted to commit violence. Click the Arrow to Hear Chief Rick Hite’s Interview With Amos. Runs 17 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.