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Rush County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,261 total crimes reported in Rush County, Indiana (73 of them violent). Of the 158 crimes that happen every year in Rush County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rush County, Indiana 158 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and almost one thousand thefts (including 32 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Rush 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Rush County, Indiana for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Rush County has grown by 7%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 33%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Rush County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two hundred for Rush County, Indiana in 2009.

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

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 counties like Rush County, Indiana (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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