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Delaware County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 28,797 total crimes reported in Delaware County, Indiana (2,728 of them violent). Of the 3,600 crimes that occur a year in Delaware County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Delaware County, Indiana every 2 hours. This includes 18 murders, 487 rapes, and nearly twenty-one thousand thefts (including 1,667 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Delaware County, Indiana (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Delaware County, Indiana for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Delaware County increased by 18 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 23 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Delaware County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than four thousand for Delaware County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Delaware County, Indiana (2001-2008)

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 counties like Delaware County, Indiana (2001-2008)

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

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