LISTEN: Indy Monthly Crime Issue on WIBC Radio

Earlier this month, Ray Steele of WIBC 93.1 FM invited executive editor Evan West into the studio to discuss IM‘s March Crime Issue (cover story: “How Safe Are You?”).

Topics covered included the issue’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of crime statistics in Indianapolis and its suburbs (“How Safe is Your Neighborhood?”), contributing editor Adam Wren’s Q&A with new public safety director Troy Riggs (“In for Questioning”), and West’s feature on a botched robbery that led to the shooting of his friend (“Mean Streets”).

Listen to the audio here, or visit WIBC’s podcast page.

The March issue of IM is currently available on newssstands, with more of its contents coming online at IndianapolisMonthly.com throughout the month. The digital edition is available straightaway here.

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.