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Lawrence County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,668 total crimes reported in Lawrence County, Indiana (222 of them violent). Of the 667 crimes that occur a year in Lawrence County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lawrence County, Indiana every 13 hours. This includes 6 murders, 42 rapes, and more than five thousand thefts (including 381 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lawrence County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lawrence County increased by 35 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 84 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lawrence County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight hundred for Lawrence County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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

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