Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime147n/a (estimate)1,5412,8162,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.05.3
Rape5n/a52.439.441.7
Robbery1n/a10.599.098.0
Assault4n/a41.9254.6248.9
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)105399383
Burglary9n/a94.3452.1430.4
Theft122n/a1,278.71,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft6n/a62.9231.0237.4
Property crime137n/a (estimate)1,4362,4172,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Decatur, IN. The total number of reported crimes in Decatur, 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 Decatur, IN crime rate is 45% lower than the Indiana average and is 44% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Decatur, IN has a violent crime rate that is 74% lower than the Indiana average and 73% lower than the national average. For property crime, Decatur, IN is 41% lower than the Indiana average and 39% lower than the national average.
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The Decatur crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Decatur as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Decatur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 44% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.22 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has decreased by 33%.

Compare Decatur, IN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Decatur, IN per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national scale. In Decatur, IN the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.83 times less than the Indiana average and 1.78 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Decatur, IN is 3.81 times less than the Indiana average and 3.65 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Decatur, IN has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.68 times less than the Indiana average and 1.65 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Decatur, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Decatur, IN safer than 80% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 70% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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 Decatur, IN. At this time, Decatur, IN sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 955
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 70
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 65
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Decatur, 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 Decatur, IN, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 955. 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 70 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 Decatur, IN is 1 in 65.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Decatur, IN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Decatur, IN has decreased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Decatur, IN has decreased by 34%, and the total amount of crime in Decatur, IN has decreased by 33% year to year.

Decatur police department

ItemDecaturIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)188,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.43.3
There are a total of 18 Decatur police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.2% less than the Indiana average and 41.3% 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
Berne, IN3,9820389389
Bluffton, IN9,70270320390
Monroeville, IN1,1561761,0691,246
Rockford, OH1,1721381,1171,255
Convoy, OH1,1691391,1311,271
Ossian, IN3,7702101,2701,480
Hoagland, IN8313221,9522,274
Decatur, IN9,3841051,4361,541

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
New Albany, OH9,38437849886
Rockcreek, OR9,3841591,6891,848
Rochelle, IL9,3855082,3292,838
Tomah, WI9,3802442,5742,817
Clarksville, AR9,3914913,3923,883
Decatur, IN9,3841051,4361,541
Source: The Decatur, 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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