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Jefferson County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2006 there were 3,966 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Indiana (197 of them violent). Of the 496 crimes that happen every year in Jefferson County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Indiana every 17 hours. This includes 3 murders, 35 rapes, and almost three thousand thefts (including 279 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Jefferson County, Indiana (1999-2006)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2007 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Indiana for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Jefferson County has grown by 13%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 38%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over these years in Jefferson County.

Crime Trends in Jefferson County, Indiana (1999-2006)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Jefferson County, Indiana (1999-2006)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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