Reported Annual Crime In Portage

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime766n/a (estimate)2,0852,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a8.25.64.9
Rape9n/a24.536.338.6
Robbery6n/a16.3107.4101.9
Assault34n/a92.5238.2237.8
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)142388373
Burglary92n/a250.4519.8491.4
Theft591n/a1,608.61,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft31n/a84.4204.2220.2
Property crime714n/a (estimate)1,9432,5962,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Portage, IN. The total number of reported crimes in Portage, 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 Portage, IN crime rate is 30% lower than the Indiana average and is 27% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Portage, IN has a violent crime rate that is 63% lower than the Indiana average and 62% lower than the national average. For property crime, Portage, IN is 25% lower than the Indiana average and 22% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 27% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.71 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Portage (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Portage, IN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national level. In Portage, IN the total number of daily crimes is 1.43 times less than the Indiana average and 1.37 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Portage, IN is 2.74 times less than the Indiana average and 2.63 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Portage, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times less than the Indiana average and 1.28 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Portage (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Portage, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Portage, IN safer than 65% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 59% 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 Portage, IN. At this time, Portage, IN sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portage

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portage is 1 in 707
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portage is 1 in 52
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portage is 1 in 48
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Portage, 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 Portage, IN, you have a 1 in 707 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 52. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Portage, IN is 1 in 48.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Portage, 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 Portage, IN has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Portage, IN has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Portage, IN has decreased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Portage police department

ItemPortageIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)678,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.43.3
There are a total of 67 Portage police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.8% less than the Indiana average and 44.9% 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
Aberdeen, IN1,83154364419
Ogden Dunes, IN1,23654364419
Shorewood Forest, IN2,49561407468
St. John, IN15,45618530548
Winfield, IN4,888101674775
Portage, IN37,0081421,9432,085

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Friendswood, TX37,00172914986
Texarkana, TX36,9997595,0895,848
Mechanicsville, VA36,9912262,1562,383
Greenfield, WI36,9901773,0223,199
Marana, AZ37,028732,3562,428
Portage, IN37,0081421,9432,085
Source: The Portage, 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.