Reported Annual Crime In Indianapolis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime52,501n/a (estimate)6,0792,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder148n/a17.15.64.9
Rape677n/a78.436.338.6
Robbery3,802n/a440.2107.4101.9
Assault6,497n/a752.3238.2237.8
Violent crime11,124n/a (estimate)1,288388373
Burglary11,085n/a1,283.5519.8491.4
Theft25,301n/a2,929.51,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft4,991n/a577.9204.2220.2
Property crime41,377n/a (estimate)4,7912,5962,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Indianapolis, IN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Indianapolis, 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 Indianapolis, IN is 104% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Indiana, and when compared with the national average, is 113% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Indianapolis, IN has 232% higher than violent crime rate than Indiana average, while remaining 246% higher than the national average. In property crime, Indianapolis, IN is 85% higher than the average of Indiana and is 93% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Indianapolis is 113% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.65 daily crimes that occur in Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Indianapolis you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Indianapolis has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Indianapolis, IN is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Indiana and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Indianapolis, IN are 2.04 times more than the Indiana average and 2.13 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Indianapolis, IN are 3.32 times more than than Indiana and 3.46 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Indianapolis, IN are 1.85 times more than than Indiana and 1.93 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Indianapolis (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Indianapolis, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Indianapolis, IN safer than 0% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Indianapolis, IN. At this time, Indianapolis, IN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indianapolis

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 78
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 17
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis, IN? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Indianapolis, IN your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 78. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis, IN is 1 in 17.

Year Over Year Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Indianapolis, IN is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Indianapolis, IN has increased by 3% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Indianapolis, IN has not changed in the same time frame.

Indianapolis police department

ItemIndianapolisIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,8138,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.43.3
There are a total of 1,813 Indianapolis police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.5% less than the Indiana average and 33.8% 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
Meridian Hills, IN1,68254364419
Zionsville, IN24,55984384468
New Palestine, IN2,38598656755
Warren Park, IN1,596127850977
Clermont, IN1,388128856984
Indianapolis, IN835,0971,2884,7916,079

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jacksonville, FL837,5336483,6734,321
San Francisco, CA829,0727776,1386,915
Columbus, OH811,9435463,9344,481
Austin, TX864,2183733,7714,143
Fort Worth, TX778,5735253,5864,111
Indianapolis, IN835,0971,2884,7916,079
Source: The Indianapolis, 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.