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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 16%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkhart/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,117 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)273 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,845 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Elkhart crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elkhart are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Elkhart you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elkhart is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elkhart has decreased by 18%

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

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      Daily Crime In Elkhart (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elkhart

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elkhart is 1 in 367
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elkhart is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elkhart is 1 in 48

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

      Elkhart police department

      ItemElkhartIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Polk City, IA4,115130455585
      Slater, IA1,61784565649
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      Huxley, IA3,474103698801
      Mitchellville, IA2,271113767880
      West Des Moines, IA61,6241511,0231,174
      Elkhart, IA8152731,8452,117

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      Tatum, NM8150123123
      Gaston, IN8155433,1003,643
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      New Florence, PA815000
      Elkhart, IA8152731,8452,117
      Source: The Elkhart, IA 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.