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Perry County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,866 total crimes reported in Perry County, Indiana (94 of them violent). Of the 233 crimes that occur a year in Perry County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Perry County, Indiana 233 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 10 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 78 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Perry County, Indiana (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Perry County, Indiana for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Perry County decreased by 34 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 33 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 8 years in Perry County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Perry County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Perry County, Indiana (2001-2008)

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 Perry County, Indiana (2001-2008)

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

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

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