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Wabash County, Indiana Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,121 total crimes reported in Wabash County, Indiana (142 of them violent). Of the 412 crimes that occur a year in Wabash County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wabash County, Indiana every 21 hours. This includes 2 murders, 28 rapes, and more than three thousand thefts (including 183 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wabash County, Indiana for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wabash County increased by 66 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 95 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Wabash County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Wabash County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wabash 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 Wabash 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

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