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Safest Cities In Indiana 2021

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  • Notre Dame, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
89
  • Zionsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,709
  • We moved here 18 years ago for a good school systems, the large yards and it's proximity to the city/interstate. Even though we're a suburb of Indianapolis, I love the small town, community feel. …[read more]
89
  • St. John, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,777
  • I have lived in St. John, Indiana all of my life and would never even consider living anywhere else! People here are friendly and personable which is really great! There's all kinds of fun things to do…[read more]
85
  • Westfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,284
  • The one thing I don’t like about living in Westfield, there’s not much to do, though cools summers make up for it. If you have gets, I would say that that’s a great reason to move here as the school…[read more]
85
  • New Whiteland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,814
91
  • Carmel, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,940
  • I lived in Carmel, IN for about ten years in my twenties. There are many things that I enjoyed about Carmel, IN while I lived there, and some things I did not. The biggest aspect that I enjoyed about…[read more]
87
  • Crown Point, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,743
  • The thing about Crown Point is it’s a small tone fit for photo opportunities. It has a quaint small town square, countless restaurants and shopping in addition to a hub for town evens. The city is great…[read more]
88
  • Fishers, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,887
  • I resided in Fishers, Indiana in Hamilton County from 2005 through 2012. There are a number of attractions, restaurants, night life, and shopping options available. Of note, Fishers was nominated in…[read more]
87
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,543
  • It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of…[read more]
84
  • Sellersburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
87
  • Noblesville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,719
  • I was born and raised in the great corn state of Indiana! Lived in the city of Indianapolis for about ten years or so, but decided to relocate to Noblesville, Indiana, and glad I made the choice! The big…[read more]
87
  • Chesterton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,912
  • I love living in Chesterton. It's a good place to raise your family and a good location. My oldest child attends Chesterton High School but there are also two private schools in Chesterton. My youngest…[read more]
87
  • Winfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,233
69
  • Hidden Valley, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,036
81
  • McCordsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,924
82
  • Nappanee, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,767
86
  • Greenfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,380
  • Living in Greenfield, Indiana is a content, small suburb right outside the city of Indianapolis. Depending on the time of year, Greenfield has a couple big attractions that brings in outsiders including…[read more]
81
  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,872
  • If you want a small town that is close to larger cities to call home, then consider moving to my hometown of Cedar Lake. Living in Cedar Lake, Illinois gives me closeness to some larger towns that can…[read more]
89
  • Brownsburg, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,072
  • I imagine living in Brownsburg, Indiana is similar to most typical suburban areas. Located in a safe, middle class to high class area, Brownsburg is known for having one of the best school systems in the…[read more]
85
  • Granger, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,819
  • I've been living in Granger for a number of years and if you like quiet towns that time has almost left behind, this is the place for you. Located in Northern Indiana close to the border with Michigan,…[read more]
82
  • Tipton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
89
  • Munster, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,103
  • The beauty about living in Munster, Indiana is it's reputation for its Urban Lifestyle! The town provides lots of opportunity for shopping, is only about 45 minutes from Chicago, located not too far from…[read more]
81
  • Bluffton, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,702
74
  • Ellettsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,501
87
  • Dyer, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,133
  • Living in Dyer, so close to Chicago, has all the perks of a big city without the hassle of living right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Life here is good; it is definitely one of the best…[read more]
82
  • Griffith, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • Living in Griffith is quiet, peaceful, and laid back. We could do with some better housing since there isn't a lot of it available and some of it needs to be fixed up a bit, and the weather can get…[read more]
84
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,932
82
  • Columbia City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,324
70
  • Westville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,862
85
  • Highland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,107
  • I lived here till I moved 2 years ago. This town is in the middle of everything, which is nice. You just have to drive 20 minutes to the mall, or 30-45 minutes to get into Chicago which is awesome. There…[read more]
84
  • Schererville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,899
  • Living in Schererville, close knite community, it’s a small town outside of a major city. It was a nice place to grow up, but there’s nothing to really do outside of a few good restaurants, decent…[read more]
78
  • Portland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,225
84
  • Bargersville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
80
  • Merrillville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,268
  • 2000 was the last year I lived there, having moved farther east to a kinder, gentler community that cared. Merrillville was never supposed to exist - it was unincorporated town in Ross Township, not a…[read more]
89
  • Plainfield, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,318
  • I have enjoyed living in Plainfield, Indiana over the last 7 years and I would recommend my small town to anyone as a great place of residence. Plainview, Indiana has a small-town feel and all my…[read more]
81
  • Whitestown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,050
84
  • Hartford City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,110
  • Hartford City is a caring, friendly community looking forward to new people moving in, which is likely because it's one of the safest towns around. People here know how to work hard but also know how to…[read more]
91
  • Batesville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,417
83
  • Avon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,712
  • Avon was a nice place to live. However, rapid urbanization was/is overwhelming the town. Crime has risen sharply, and the town went from being a well-kept tidy town, to a town with streets lined with…[read more]
79
  • Portage, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,054
  • Portage is a great little city right on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I've been living in Portage for a couple years now and am pretty satisfied with the area so far. The winters can be a little…[read more]
88
  • Tell City, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,313
75
  • Bright, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,375
  • Everyone seems to be nice to eachother. My Husband and I are an interracial couple, our biggest fear about moving to a more rural area was dealing with race issues, everyone seems nice and doesn't really…[read more]
74
  • Plymouth, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,012
  • Unless you know folks in the area, there’s not much to do. Places to eat, (not many): Wings Etc, Brass Rail (bar), Applebee’s(next to super Walmart). Most commonly visited: Yogi Bear camp grounds and…[read more]
90
  • Winona Lake, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
79
  • Huntertown, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,286
69
  • Danville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,482
81
  • Jasper, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,790
  • Jasper, Indiana is the place that I currently call home. Living in Jasper, Indiana has been a good experience for myself. The rent here for apartments and single family homes is reasonable and is…[read more]
78
  • Bedford, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,341
  • I've been living in Bedford for 3 years and my family and I have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and the friendly people in this small town in Indiana. There are lots of shops to choose from however to…[read more]
81
  • North Vernon, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,134
  • I live in Country Squire Lakes and love it. North Vernon provides all the amenities I need and have several friends who live in both places. The park in North Vernon is a wonderful place to walk and…[read more]
84
  • Greenwood, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,564
  • My grandparents lived in Greenwood after their retirement. I stayed with them for two years during my high school days. The main reason for my grandparents to move there was because of the beautiful…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Indiana. Finding the safest places to live in Indiana can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Indiana with a population over 5,000.

The Indiana cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Indiana? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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