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Shelby County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 1,772 total crimes reported in Shelby County, Indiana (106 of them violent). Of the 354 crimes that transpire each year in Shelby County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shelby County, Indiana 354 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 6 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 144 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Shelby 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Shelby County, Indiana for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Shelby County has climbed by 30 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 64 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Shelby County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to five hundred for Shelby County, Indiana in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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