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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 57%
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 peopleChesterton/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime134n/a (estimate)9622,3422,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape5n/a35.936.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.079.281.6
Assault4n/a28.7249.3250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)65371379
Burglary15n/a107.7323.7340.5
Theft101n/a725.11,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a64.6203.8219.9
Property crime125n/a (estimate)8971,9712,110

Key findings

  • Chesterton crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chesterton are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Chesterton you have a 1 in 104 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chesterton is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chesterton has increased by 7%

Chesterton crime map

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The Chesterton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chesterton 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 Chesterton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Chesterton (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Chesterton, Indiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Chesterton are 2.43 times less than the Indiana average and 2.59 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Chesterton are 5.74 times less than than Indiana and 5.87 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Chesterton are 2.20 times less than than Indiana and 2.35 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Chesterton (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Chesterton, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Chesterton safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Chesterton is safer than 84% of Indiana cities, and 80% 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 Chesterton. At this time, Chesterton sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chesterton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chesterton is 1 in 1548
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chesterton is 1 in 112
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chesterton is 1 in 104
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Chesterton? In Chesterton, you have a 1 in 1548 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 112. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Chesterton, IN is 1 in 104.

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

      A good indicator of whether Chesterton 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 Chesterton has decreased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Chesterton has increased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chesterton has increased by 7% year over year.

      Chesterton police department

      ItemChestertonIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)278,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.43.3
      There are a total of 27 Chesterton police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.5% less than the Indiana average and 37.1% 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
      Ogden Dunes, IN1,13852277329
      Long Beach, IN1,09052277329
      Aberdeen, IN1,77152277329
      Shorewood Forest, IN2,58058309367
      Porter, IN4,873166477643
      Burns Harbor, IN1,301110584694
      Winfield, IN5,233121641762
      Chesterton, IN13,91265897962

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marietta, OH13,9121251,4171,543
      Hayden, ID13,9161901,0321,222
      Wood Dale, IL13,908951,4881,583
      New Cassel, NY13,9223751,4361,812
      Hazel Crest, IL13,9244473,6034,050
      Chesterton, IN13,91265897962
      Source: The Chesterton, 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.