Indiana Supplying Chicago Gangs with Guns

Gang violence in Chicago is notoriously rampant. Illinois has fairly restrictive legislation on the buying and selling of guns to help combat the ability of criminal organizations to access firearms, but it doesn’t seem to help as much as was hoped. It turns out that many of the firearms used by Chicago gangs are coming from a different source altogether, Illinois’s neighboring state of Indiana.

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Indiana State Police

The Indiana State Police are the state level law enforcement body serving the state of Indiana in the United States. It employs around 2,000 sworn officers and civilian staff members and has a jurisdictional area encompassing 36,418 square miles. The ISP is headquartered at 100 North Senate Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the sake of of patrol and other policingactivities, the ISP splits the state of Indiana into 13 districts.

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