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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 29%
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 peopleColumbia City/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime149n/a (estimate)1,6192,3422,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape4n/a43.536.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.079.281.6
Assault8n/a86.9249.3250.2
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)130371379
Burglary6n/a65.2323.7340.5
Theft124n/a1,347.41,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a76.1203.8219.9
Property crime137n/a (estimate)1,4891,9712,110

Key findings

  • Columbia City crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia City are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Columbia City you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia City is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbia City has decreased by 37%

Columbia City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Columbia City (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Columbia City, IN per 100,000 people. In Columbia City, the total number of daily crimes is 1.45 times less than the Indiana average and 1.54 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Columbia City is 2.84 times less than the Indiana average and 2.91 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Columbia City has a daily crime rate that is 1.32 times less than the Indiana average and 1.42 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Columbia City (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Columbia City to every other city in Indiana, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Columbia City safe? The gauges above illustrate that Columbia City is safer than 67% of every city located within Indiana along with 60% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Indiana and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Columbia City, IN is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia City is 1 in 767
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia City is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia City is 1 in 62
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Columbia City, Indiana? If you reside in Columbia City, then there is a 1 in 767 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 68. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 62 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Columbia City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Columbia City (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Columbia City, Indiana (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Columbia City has decreased by 66%, the amount of property crime in Columbia City has decreased by 32%, and the total amount of crime in Columbia City has decreased by 37% year over year.

      Columbia City police department

      ItemColumbia CityIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)208,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.3

      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
      Tri-Lakes, IN1,24269365433
      Roanoke, IN1,754134711845
      South Whitley, IN2,014115745860
      North Webster, IN1,215137727863
      Churubusco, IN1,852156830986
      Avilla, IN2,2601739171,090
      Pierceton, IN9034922,6153,107
      Columbia City, IN9,3241301,4891,619

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Walnut Grove, WA9,3243042,7733,076
      Harahan, LA9,3211298821,011
      Louisville, OH9,31864836900
      Springfield, FL9,3185363,2473,783
      The Village, OK9,3102202,3912,611
      Columbia City, IN9,3241301,4891,619
      Source: The Columbia City, 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.