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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 36%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime151n/a (estimate)1,5752,5622,580
Murder0n/a0.06.55.0
Rape2n/a20.935.442.6
Robbery1n/a10.488.786.2
Assault14n/a146.1251.6246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)177382381
Burglary10n/a104.3377.6376.0
Theft114n/a1,189.41,572.71,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a104.3229.1228.9
Property crime134n/a (estimate)1,3982,1792,200

Key findings

  • Decatur crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decatur are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decatur is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decatur has increased by 2%

Decatur crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Decatur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Decatur, IN per 100,000 people. In Decatur, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.63 times less than the Indiana average and 1.64 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Decatur is 2.16 times less than the Indiana average and 2.15 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Decatur has a daily crime rate that is 1.56 times less than the Indiana average and 1.57 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, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Decatur safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Decatur is safer than 67% of Indiana cities, and 59% 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 Decatur. At this time, Decatur 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 564
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 64
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Decatur? If you reside in Decatur, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 564. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 72 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 64.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Decatur, 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 Decatur has increased by 69%, the amount of property crime in Decatur has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Decatur has increased by 2% year over 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
      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, IN1,1561699641,133
      Rockford, OH1,1721291,0061,135
      Convoy, OH1,1691311,0181,149
      Ossian, IN3,7702011,1451,346
      Bluffton, IN9,7021991,6621,861
      Hoagland, IN8313081,7592,068
      Decatur, IN9,3841771,3981,575

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Albany, OH9,38418733751
      Rockcreek, OR9,3841621,6371,798
      Rochelle, IL9,3854682,2392,707
      Tomah, WI9,3801382,2672,406
      Clarksville, AR9,3912693,5953,864
      Decatur, IN9,3841771,3981,575
      Source: The Decatur, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.