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Jackson County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,580 total crimes reported in Jackson County, Indiana (1,007 of them violent). Of the 1,358 crimes that occur a year in Jackson County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jackson County, Indiana every 6 hours. This includes 5 murders, 80 rapes, and more than eleven thousand thefts (including 670 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Jackson County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Jackson County increased by 37 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 5 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Jackson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Jackson County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jackson 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 Jackson 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

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