Reported Annual Crime In Merrillville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerrillville/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,233n/a (estimate)3,4662,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerrillville/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.85.64.9
Rape1n/a2.836.338.6
Robbery36n/a101.2107.4101.9
Assault10n/a28.1238.2237.8
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)135388373
Burglary124n/a348.6519.8491.4
Theft965n/a2,713.01,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft96n/a269.9204.2220.2
Property crime1,185n/a (estimate)3,3312,5962,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Merrillville, IN is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Merrillville, IN. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Merrillville, IN averages 16% higher than the rest of Indiana while the rate of crime on a national scale is 21% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Merrillville, IN is 65% lower than the average rate of crime in Indiana and 64% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 28% higher than the remainder of the state of Indiana and 34% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Merrillville, IN area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Merrillville is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.5 daily crimes that occur in Merrillville.
  • Merrillville is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Merrillville you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Merrillville has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Merrillville (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Merrillville, IN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national level. In Merrillville, IN the total number of daily crimes is 1.16 times more than the Indiana average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Merrillville, IN is 2.87 times less than the Indiana average and 2.76 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Merrillville, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the Indiana average and 1.34 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Merrillville (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Merrillville, IN area in comparison to other Indiana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Merrillville, IN being safer than 56% of cities in Indiana and 43% 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 Merrillville, IN. In conclusion, Merrillville, IN now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merrillville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merrillville is 1 in 742
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merrillville is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Merrillville is 1 in 29
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Merrillville, IN? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Merrillville, IN, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 742. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 31 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Merrillville, IN is 1 in 29.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Merrillville, 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 Merrillville, IN has decreased by 59%, while the property crime rate in Merrillville, IN has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Merrillville, IN has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Merrillville police department

ItemMerrillvilleIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)608,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
There are a total of 60 Merrillville police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.1% less than the Indiana average and 48% 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
Ogden Dunes, IN1,23654364419
Aberdeen, IN1,83154364419
Shorewood Forest, IN2,49561407468
St. John, IN15,45618530548
Willowbrook CDP, IL2,048106549655
Merrillville, IN35,2621353,3313,466

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University City, MO35,2266023,8314,433
Columbia, TN35,2075913,2173,807
San Juan, TX35,1835422,8213,363
Hobbs, NM35,3437254,5105,235
Tupelo, MS35,3452482,5512,799
Merrillville, IN35,2621353,3313,466
Source: The Merrillville, 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.