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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeech Grove/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime430n/a (estimate)2,9861,8502,324
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)312306370
Vehicle theft88n/a611.1199.4282.7
Property crime385n/a (estimate)2,6731,5441,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beech Grove, IN

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Beech Grove crime rate is higher than the national average by 28.5%. Specifically, there were 45 violent crimes in Beech Grove, equivalent to 312 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 15.5%. Furthermore, Beech Grove recorded 385 property crimes, amounting to 2673 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 36.8%.

With a total of 88 vehicle thefts last year, Beech Grove has one of the most stolen cars in the country at 611 per 100,000 people. This lands Beech Grove in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported crime and the chance of any vehicle being stolen is one in 164.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beech Grove?

AreaVibes surveyed 7 local residents in Beech Grove to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 43% of people answered that there was very little crime in Beech Grove and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 57% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Beech Grove a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Beech Grove, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Beech Grove presents a total crime rate that is 28% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Beech Grove experiences an average of 1.18 daily crimes, comprising 0.12 violent incidents and 1.05 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beech Grove

In Beech Grove, the poverty rate currently stands at 10.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Beech Grove crime rates.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Beech Grove crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Beech Grove has an unemployment rate of 5%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Beech Grove, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.37 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Beech Grove crime map

The Beech Grove crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beech Grove as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beech Grove crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beech Grove crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Beech Grove crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Beech Grove are 16% lower than the national average
      • In Beech Grove you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Beech Grove is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Beech Grove has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Beech Grove (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Beech Grove, IN per 100,000 people. In Beech Grove, the total number of daily crimes is 1.61 times more than the Indiana average and 1.28 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Beech Grove is 1.02 times more than the Indiana average and 1.18 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Beech Grove has a daily crime rate that is 1.73 times more than the Indiana average and 1.37 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Beech Grove (higher is better)

        How safe is Beech Grove, Indiana compared to other cities in Indiana and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Beech Grove is safer than 14% of the cities in Indiana and 27% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Indiana and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Beech Grove. Overall, Beech Grove is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beech Grove

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beech Grove is 1 in 321
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beech Grove is 1 in 38
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beech Grove is 1 in 34
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Beech Grove? In Beech Grove, you have a 1 in 321 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 38. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Beech Grove, IN is 1 in 34.

        Year Over Year Crime In Beech Grove (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Beech Grove is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Beech Grove has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 26% in Beech Grove, while property crimes in Beech Grove have increased by 27%. Total crime has increased by 18% year over year.

        Beech Grove police department

        Item Beech Grove Indiana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)348,766558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.43.3
        There are a total of 34 Beech Grove police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.2% greater than the Indiana average and 27.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Indiana

        State Total offenders Indiana /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Meridian Hills, IN1,71243217260
        New Palestine, IN2,456101235336
        New Whiteland, IN6,17836339375
        Bargersville, IN7,41737547584
        Clermont, IN1,365104527632
        Warren Park, IN1,477115581696
        Brooklyn, IN2,633116587703
        Beech Grove, IN15,1483122,6732,986

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Olivehurst, CA15,1497413,4714,212
        New Cassel, NY15,1444491,8012,250
        Seaford, NY15,1532581,0371,295
        Weston, WI15,1393201,4931,813
        Newton, IA15,1604431,3491,793
        Beech Grove, IN15,1483122,6732,986
        Source: The Beech Grove, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.