Reported Annual Crime In Valparaiso

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleValparaiso/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime569n/a (estimate)1,7502,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleValparaiso/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.64.9
Rape5n/a15.436.338.6
Robbery6n/a18.5107.4101.9
Assault23n/a70.7238.2237.8
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)105388373
Burglary67n/a206.0519.8491.4
Theft443n/a1,362.31,872.01,775.4
Vehicle theft25n/a76.9204.2220.2
Property crime535n/a (estimate)1,6452,5962,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Valparaiso, IN for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Valparaiso, IN is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Valparaiso, IN crime rates are 41% lower than in comparison to the Indiana mean and are 39% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Valparaiso, IN has a rate that is 73% lower than the Indiana average; compared to the United States, it is 72% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Valparaiso, IN is 37% lower than its state's mean, and 34% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Valparaiso is 39% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.79 daily crimes that occur in Valparaiso.
  • Valparaiso is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Valparaiso you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Valparaiso has decreased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Valparaiso (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Valparaiso, IN per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Indiana as well as national figures. In Valparaiso, IN the total number of daily crimes is 1.71 times less than the Indiana average and 1.63 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Valparaiso, IN are 3.71 times less than the Indiana average and 3.56 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Valparaiso, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.58 times less than the Indiana average and 1.51 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Valparaiso (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Valparaiso, IN compared to every other city in Indiana as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Valparaiso, IN ranks safer than 79% of every city located within Indiana along with 68% 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 Valparaiso, IN. As a result, Valparaiso, IN is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Valparaiso

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 957
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 61
The chance of being a victim of crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 58
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Valparaiso, 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 Valparaiso, IN, then there is a 1 in 957 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 61. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 58 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Valparaiso, IN.

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

Determining whether Valparaiso, 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. Valparaiso, IN has decreased by 3% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Valparaiso, IN has decreased by 13% in the same time frame.

Valparaiso police department

ItemValparaisoIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)558,766556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
There are a total of 55 Valparaiso police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.3% less than the Indiana average and 47.5% 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
Winfield, IN4,888101674775
Trail Creek, IN1,872118788906
Valparaiso, IN31,7451051,6451,750

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Owasso, OK31,7381031,0051,109
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Oswego, IL31,723771,3561,433
Adelanto, CA31,7736422,4483,090
Naugatuck, CT31,7901081,7471,854
Valparaiso, IN31,7451051,6451,750
Source: The Valparaiso, 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.