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Chesterton, Indiana Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Chesterton, Indiana. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Chesterton compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Chesterton, Indiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,357 total crimes reported in Chesterton, Indiana (122 of them violent). Of the 336 crimes that occur a year in Chesterton, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chesterton, Indiana 336 times a year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Chesterton, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Chesterton increased by 5 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 64 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Chesterton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly four hundred for Chesterton, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chesterton, Indiana (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Chesterton, Indiana (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Chesterton, Indiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Chesterton conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.