Reported Annual Crime In East Chicago

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Chicago/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,271n/a (estimate)4,4592,9942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Chicago/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a17.56.65.3
Rape9n/a31.637.740.4
Robbery79n/a277.2110.5102.8
Assault99n/a347.3249.9248.5
Violent crime192n/a (estimate)674405386
Burglary256n/a898.2514.0468.9
Theft707n/a2,480.41,853.31,745.0
Vehicle theft116n/a407.0222.1236.9
Property crime1,079n/a (estimate)3,7862,5892,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in East Chicago, IN. The total number of reported crimes in East Chicago, IN is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall East Chicago, IN crime rate is 49% higher than the Indiana average and is 57% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, East Chicago, IN has a violent crime rate that is 66% higher than the Indiana average and 74% higher than the national average. For property crime, East Chicago, IN is 46% higher than the Indiana average and 54% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ogden Dunes, IN1,23657363420
Willowbrook CDP, IL2,048120565686
St. John, IN15,45624737761
Hometown, IL4,3581159221,037
Merrionette Park, IL1,7481888841,072
Dyer, IN16,322381,0951,132
New Chicago, IN1,9541811,1551,336
East Chicago, IN29,3876743,7864,459

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in East Chicago is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.22 daily crimes that occur in East Chicago.
  • East Chicago is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In East Chicago you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in East Chicago has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In East Chicago (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in East Chicago, IN per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national scale. In East Chicago, IN the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.49 times more than the Indiana average and 1.57 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in East Chicago, IN is 1.66 times more than the Indiana average and 1.74 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, East Chicago, IN has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.46 times more than the Indiana average and 1.54 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is East Chicago (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Indiana and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is East Chicago, IN? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that East Chicago, IN has been ranked safer than 4% of other cities in the state of Indiana. In addition, East Chicago, IN is safer than 6% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Indiana and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than East Chicago, IN. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that East Chicago, IN is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Chicago

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Chicago is 1 in 149
The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Chicago is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in East Chicago is 1 in 23
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in East Chicago, IN? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In East Chicago, IN, you have a 1 in 149 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 27. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in East Chicago, IN is 1 in 23.

Year Over Year Crime In East Chicago (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in East Chicago, IN is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in East Chicago, IN has decreased by 21%, while the property crime rate in East Chicago, IN has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, East Chicago, IN has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

East Chicago police department

ItemEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1048,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.43.3
There are a total of 104 East Chicago police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.9% greater than the Indiana average and 7% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Indiana

StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
Indiana11,165179222
There are a total of 11,165 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 179 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 19% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Williamsport, PA29,3773572,7163,072
Granger, IN29,4001761,1261,302
Marion, IN29,4033983,9964,394
Kent, OH29,3672231,6541,877
Lawrenceville, GA29,3642913,1673,458
East Chicago, IN29,3876743,7864,459
Source: The East Chicago, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.