Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,927n/a (estimate)4,0722,8162,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.16.05.3
Rapen/an/an/a39.441.7
Robbery18n/a38.099.098.0
Assault4n/a8.5254.6248.9
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)49399394
Burglary202n/a426.9452.1430.4
Theft1,537n/a3,248.01,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft165n/a348.7231.0237.4
Property crime1,904n/a (estimate)4,0242,4172,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Columbus, IN. The total number of reported crimes in Columbus, IN is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Columbus, IN crime rate is 45% higher than the Indiana average and is 48% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Columbus, IN has a violent crime rate that is 88% lower than the Indiana average and 88% lower than the national average. For property crime, Columbus, IN is 66% higher than the Indiana average and 70% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 48% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.16 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 11%.

Compare Columbus, IN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Columbus, IN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national level. In Columbus, IN the total number of daily crimes is 1.45 times more than the Indiana average and 1.48 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Columbus, IN is 8.21 times less than the Indiana average and 8.10 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Columbus, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.66 times more than the Indiana average and 1.70 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Columbus, IN area in comparison to other Indiana communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Columbus, IN being safer than 39% of cities in Indiana and 34% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Indiana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Columbus, IN. In conclusion, Columbus, IN now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 2058
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 25
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Columbus, IN? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Columbus, IN, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2058. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 25 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Columbus, IN is 1 in 25.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Columbus, IN is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Columbus, IN has decreased by 44%, while the property crime rate in Columbus, IN has decreased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Columbus, IN has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)818,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.43.3
There are a total of 81 Columbus police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.5% less than the Indiana average and 44.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Indiana

StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
Indiana11,165179222
There are a total of 11,165 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 179 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 19% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, IN1,01579478557
Princes Lakes, IN1,424131792922
Trafalgar, IN1,2371559411,097
Taylorsville, IN1,0581691,0211,190
Hope, IN2,2892091,2651,474
Country Squire Lakes, IN3,4173011,8252,127
Scipio, IN503101,8792,189
Columbus, IN46,474494,0244,072

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jeffersonville, IN46,4151413,0243,165
Draper, UT46,3991563,2953,450
Madison, AL46,3963631,9092,272
Glenview, IL46,559731,1851,258
San Jacinto, CA46,3752383,3483,586
Columbus, IN46,474494,0244,072
Source: The Columbus, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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