Reported Annual Crime In Fort Wayne

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Wayne/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,927n/a (estimate)3,4372,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Wayne/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder25n/a9.65.64.9
Rape97n/a37.336.338.6
Robbery446n/a171.7107.4101.9
Assault416n/a160.2238.2237.8
Violent crime984n/a (estimate)379388373
Burglary1,480n/a569.9519.8491.4
Theft6,131n/a2,360.71,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft332n/a127.8204.2220.2
Property crime7,943n/a (estimate)3,0582,5962,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Fort Wayne, IN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Fort Wayne, IN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Fort Wayne, IN is 15% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Indiana, and when compared with the national average, is 20% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Fort Wayne, IN has 2% lower than violent crime rate than Indiana average, while remaining 2% higher than the national average. In property crime, Fort Wayne, IN is 18% higher than the average of Indiana and is 23% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Wayne is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.42 daily crimes that occur in Fort Wayne.
  • Fort Wayne is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Wayne you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Wayne has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Fort Wayne (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Fort Wayne, IN for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Indiana as well as those across America as a whole. The Fort Wayne, IN total amount of daily offenses is 1.15 times more than the Indiana average and 1.20 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fort Wayne, IN is 1.02 times less than the Indiana average, and it is 1.02 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Fort Wayne, IN has a daily crime figure that is 1.18 times more than the Indiana average and 1.23 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Fort Wayne (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Fort Wayne, IN area in comparison to other Indiana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fort Wayne, IN being safer than 38% of cities in Indiana and 27% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Indiana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Fort Wayne, IN. In conclusion, Fort Wayne, IN now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Wayne

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 264
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 30
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Fort Wayne, IN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Fort Wayne, IN, then there is a 1 in 264 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 33. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Wayne, IN.

Year Over Year Crime In Fort Wayne (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Fort Wayne, IN is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Fort Wayne, IN has increased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Fort Wayne, IN has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fort Wayne, IN has decreased by 4% year over year.

Fort Wayne police department

ItemFort WayneIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4988,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.43.3
There are a total of 498 Fort Wayne police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.9% less than the Indiana average and 40.6% less 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roanoke, IN1,6051359041,040
Harlan, IN1,7181429521,094
Leo-Cedarville, IN3,7421601,0731,233
Churubusco, IN1,8061611,0771,238
Grabill, IN1,4401631,0881,251
Fort Wayne, IN255,7843793,0583,437

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Jersey City, NJ255,8615221,5952,116
Chula Vista, CA253,0312661,7422,007
Buffalo, NY259,9591,1194,3305,449
Orlando, FL250,2249416,0166,956
St. Petersburg, FL248,4297425,6236,365
Fort Wayne, IN255,7843793,0583,437
Source: The Fort Wayne, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.