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New Castle, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,629 total crimes reported in New Castle, Indiana (172 of them violent). Of the 1,763 crimes that happen every year in New Castle, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Castle, Indiana every 4 hours. This includes 4 murders, 56 rapes, and almost fourteen thousand thefts (including 694 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in New Castle, Indiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in New Castle has grown by 13%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 28%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in New Castle. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for New Castle, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in New Castle, Indiana (1999-2008)

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 cities like New Castle, Indiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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