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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 70%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarmel/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime656n/a (estimate)6362,1412,346
Murder1n/a1.07.56.5
Rape15n/a14.534.838.4
Robbery15n/a14.562.473.9
Assault20n/a19.4253.0279.7
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)49358388
Burglary39n/a37.8280.4314.2
Theft508n/a492.71,274.31,398.0
Vehicle theft58n/a56.3228.5246.0
Property crime605n/a (estimate)5871,7831,958

Key findings

  • Carmel crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carmel are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Carmel you have a 1 in 158 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carmel is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carmel has decreased by 27%

Carmel crime map

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The Carmel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Carmel as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Carmel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Carmel (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Carmel, per 100,000 residents. In Carmel, the total number of daily crimes is 3.36 times less than the Indiana average and 3.69 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Carmel are 7.23 times less than the Indiana average and 7.84 times less than the national average. For property crime, Carmel has a daily crime rate that is 3.04 times less than the Indiana average and 3.34 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Carmel (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Carmel, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Carmel safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Carmel is safer than 91% of Indiana cities, and 86% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Carmel. At this time, Carmel sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carmel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carmel is 1 in 2022
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carmel is 1 in 171
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carmel is 1 in 158
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Carmel? In Carmel, IN you have a 1 in 2022 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 171 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 158 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Carmel.

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

      A good indicator of whether Carmel is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Carmel has increased by 58%, while the property crime rate in Carmel has decreased by 31% year over year. The number of total crimes in Carmel has decreased by 27% year over year.

      Carmel police department

      ItemCarmelIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1318,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.43.3
      There are a total of 131 Carmel police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.2% less than the Indiana average and 50.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Indiana

      StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
      Indiana12,315198266
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Meridian Hills, IN1,76250250301
      Zionsville, IN25,70949298347
      Fishers, IN85,88766646712
      Clermont, IN1,439122609731
      Westfield, IN34,28451748798
      Warren Park, IN1,704135671806
      Spring Hill, IN77145720865
      Carmel, IN86,94049587636

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hawthorne, CA86,9387821,8912,673
      Alafaya, FL86,8683961,8252,221
      Suffolk, VA87,0612952,4772,772
      Suffolk, VA87,0613941,8462,241
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131672,1142,281
      Carmel, IN86,94049587636
      Source: The Carmel, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.