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Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,328,076 total crimes reported in Indiana (213,002 of them violent). Of the 232,808 crimes that take place per year in Indiana, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Indiana every 2 minutes. This includes 3,583 murders, 17,601 rapes, and just about two million thefts (including 205,647 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Indiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Indiana has risen by 4%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 5%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Indiana. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two hundred and forty thousand for Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in 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 states like 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

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