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Vigo County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 43,130 total crimes reported in Vigo County, Indiana (1,599 of them violent). Of the 4,313 crimes that happen every year in Vigo County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vigo County, Indiana every 2 hours. This includes 20 murders, 205 rapes, and almost thirty-three thousand thefts (including 3,379 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Vigo County, Indiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Vigo County has grown by 7%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 3%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Vigo County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five thousand for Vigo County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Vigo County, Indiana (1999-2008)

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 Vigo County, Indiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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