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Putnam County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,480 total crimes reported in Putnam County, Indiana (451 of them violent). Of the 496 crimes that take place per year in Putnam County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Putnam County, Indiana every 17 hours.

Total Crime in Putnam County, Indiana (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Putnam County, Indiana for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Putnam County has been reduced by 150%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 605%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 5 years in Putnam County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Putnam County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Putnam County, Indiana (2004-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Putnam County, Indiana (2004-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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