RecordsPedia Public Records

Elkhart County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 65,646 total crimes reported in Elkhart County, Indiana (3,850 of them violent). Of the 6,565 crimes that take place per year in Elkhart County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elkhart County, Indiana 18 times per day. This includes 65 murders, 433 rapes, and just about forty-nine thousand thefts (including 4,331 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Elkhart County, Indiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Elkhart County has risen by 17%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 64%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Elkhart County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven thousand for Elkhart County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Elkhart 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 Elkhart 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.

Vanderburgh County, Indiana Crime Statistics Elkhart County, Indiana Crime Statistics Johnson County, Indiana Crime Statistics Tippecanoe County, Indiana Crime Statistics Monroe County, Indiana Crime Statistics Delaware County, Indiana Crime Statistics Porter County, Indiana Crime Statistics Madison County, Indiana Crime Statistics Hendricks County, Indiana Crime Statistics Hamilton County, Indiana Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

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