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Hamilton County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 27,093 total crimes reported in Hamilton County, Indiana (1,015 of them violent). Of the 2,709 crimes that transpire each year in Hamilton County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hamilton County, Indiana every 3 hours. This includes 8 murders, 195 rapes, and over twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,207 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Hamilton County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Hamilton County has climbed by 35 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 45 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Hamilton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to four thousand for Hamilton County, Indiana in 2009.

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

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

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

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

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