Reported Annual Crime In South Bend

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Bend/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,130n/a (estimate)6,0552,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Bend/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a16.85.64.9
Rape88n/a86.936.338.6
Robbery350n/a345.7107.4101.9
Assault265n/a261.8238.2237.8
Violent crime720n/a (estimate)711388373
Burglary1,430n/a1,412.5519.8491.4
Theft3,612n/a3,567.81,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft368n/a363.5204.2220.2
Property crime5,410n/a (estimate)5,3442,5962,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in South Bend, IN. These figures on reported criminal activity in South Bend, 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 South Bend, IN is 103% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Indiana, and when compared with the national average, is 112% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, South Bend, IN has 84% higher than violent crime rate than Indiana average, while remaining 91% higher than the national average. In property crime, South Bend, IN is 106% higher than the average of Indiana and is 115% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Bend is 112% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.59 daily crimes that occur in South Bend.
  • South Bend is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Bend you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Bend has increased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In South Bend (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in South Bend, IN on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Indiana. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in South Bend, IN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Indiana state wide, are 2.03 times more than the state average and 2.12 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in South Bend, IN on a daily bases are 1.84 times more than than Indiana average and 1.91 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in South Bend, IN are 2.06 times more than the daily state average and 2.15 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is South Bend (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of South Bend, IN compared to every other city in Indiana as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that South Bend, IN ranks safer than 5% of every city located within Indiana along with 8% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Indiana and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than South Bend, IN. As a result, South Bend, IN is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Bend

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Bend is 1 in 141
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Bend is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Bend is 1 in 17
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in South Bend, 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 South Bend, IN, you have a 1 in 141 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 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in South Bend, IN is 1 in 17.

Year Over Year Crime In South Bend (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for South Bend, IN is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in South Bend, IN has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 4% in South Bend, IN, while property crimes in South Bend, IN have increased by 14%. Crimes in total for South Bend, IN have increased by 12% year over year.

South Bend police department

ItemSouth BendIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3218,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.43.3
There are a total of 321 South Bend police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34% greater than the Indiana average and 3.1% 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
Wakarusa, IN1,9601359051,040
Edwardsburg, MI1,2321968911,087
New Carlisle, IN2,0561561,0441,201
Hudson Lake, IN1,4091601,0671,227
Osceola, IN2,7891691,1281,296
South Bend, IN100,4227115,3446,055

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Las Cruces, NM100,3602624,9555,217
Flint, MI100,5691,4773,6025,079
Spring Hill, FL100,2706684,0694,737
San Mateo, CA100,1142551,9612,216
Erie, PA100,8324352,5272,962
South Bend, IN100,4227115,3446,055
Source: The South Bend, 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.