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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 1%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,473 (estimate)2,3422,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a79.281.6
Assaultn/an/an/a249.3250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)392 (estimate)371379
Burglaryn/an/an/a323.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a203.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,081 (estimate)1,9712,110

Key findings

  • Decatur crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decatur are 3% higher than the national average
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decatur is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decatur has increased by 57%

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      Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 256
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 41

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

      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
      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
      Berne, IN3,9820794794
      Monroeville, IN1,1561648721,036
      Rockford, OH1,1721359501,085
      Convoy, OH1,1691379621,099
      Ossian, IN3,7701951,0361,231
      Bluffton, IN9,702891,6081,697
      Hoagland, IN8313001,5911,891
      Decatur, IN9,3843922,0812,473

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Albany, OH9,384359881,024
      Rockcreek, OR9,3841611,5441,705
      Rochelle, IL9,3852431,2051,448
      Tomah, WI9,3802762,0312,307
      Clarksville, AR9,3912962,4462,741
      Decatur, IN9,3843922,0812,473
      Source: The Decatur, 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.