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Porter County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 33,301 total crimes reported in Porter County, Indiana (2,009 of them violent). Of the 3,330 crimes that occur a year in Porter County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Porter County, Indiana every 2 hours. This includes 13 murders, 127 rapes, and nearly twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 2,029 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Porter County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Porter County increased by 41 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 68 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Porter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly five thousand for Porter County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Porter 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 Porter 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

Porter County, Indiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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