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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 60%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarmel/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime837n/a (estimate)8772,3422,489
Murder3n/a3.15.65.0
Rape9n/a9.436.842.6
Robbery9n/a9.479.281.6
Assault9n/a9.4249.3250.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)31371379
Burglary56n/a58.7323.7340.5
Theft684n/a717.11,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft67n/a70.2203.8219.9
Property crime807n/a (estimate)8461,9712,110

Key findings

  • Carmel crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carmel are 92% lower than the national average
  • In Carmel you have a 1 in 114 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carmel is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carmel has increased by 9%

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 2.67 times less than the Indiana average and 2.84 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Carmel are 11.79 times less than the Indiana average and 12.06 times less than the national average. For property crime, Carmel has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times less than the Indiana average and 2.49 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 85% 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 3180
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carmel is 1 in 119
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carmel is 1 in 114
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Carmel? In Carmel, IN you have a 1 in 3180 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 119 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 114 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 decreased by 33%, while the property crime rate in Carmel has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Carmel has increased by 9% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zionsville, IN25,70914282297
      Meridian Hills, IN1,76252277329
      Clermont, IN1,439127673800
      Westfield, IN34,28437782819
      Fishers, IN85,88753769822
      McCordsville, IN5,924139739878
      Warren Park, IN1,704140742881
      Carmel, IN86,94031846877

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hawthorne, CA86,9387281,7012,429
      Alafaya, FL86,8683902,2142,604
      Suffolk, VA87,0612952,4772,772
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131582,0672,226
      Whittier, CA86,6302472,2062,454
      Carmel, IN86,94031846877
      Source: The Carmel, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.