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Hancock County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,711 total crimes reported in Hancock County, Indiana (210 of them violent). Of the 471 crimes that occur a year in Hancock County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hancock County, Indiana every 18 hours. This includes 4 murders, 42 rapes, and nearly four thousand thefts (including 281 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hancock County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hancock County increased by 67 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 63 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Hancock County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight hundred for Hancock County, Indiana in 2009.

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

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 Hancock County, Indiana (1999-2008)

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

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