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Elwood, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,076 total crimes reported in Elwood, Indiana (44 of them violent). Of the 510 crimes that transpire each year in Elwood, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elwood, Indiana every 17 hours. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and over three thousand thefts (including 166 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Elwood, 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Elwood, Indiana for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Elwood has climbed by 38 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 100 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Elwood. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to six hundred for Elwood, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Elwood, Indiana (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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