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Vanderburgh County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 69,516 total crimes reported in Vanderburgh County, Indiana (6,620 of them violent). Of the 6,952 crimes that occur a year in Vanderburgh County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vanderburgh County, Indiana 20 times a day. This includes 63 murders, 544 rapes, and nearly fifty thousand thefts (including 3,485 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Vanderburgh County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Vanderburgh County increased by 15 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 11 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Vanderburgh County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly eight thousand for Vanderburgh County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh 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

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