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Clark County, Indiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Clark County, Indiana. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Clark County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Clark County, Indiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 31,319 total crimes reported in Clark County, Indiana (1,482 of them violent). Of the 3,132 crimes that take place per year in Clark County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clark County, Indiana every 2 hours. This includes 19 murders, 187 rapes, and just about twenty-five thousand thefts (including 2,871 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Clark County, Indiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Clark County has been reduced by 99%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 16%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Clark County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Clark County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clark County, Indiana (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Clark County, Indiana (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Clark County, Indiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Clark County 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.