Reported Annual Crime In Elkhart

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 peopleElkhart/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,384n/a (estimate)4,5562,8162,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkhart/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a9.66.05.3
Rapen/an/an/a39.441.7
Robbery71n/a135.799.098.0
Assault471n/a900.1254.6248.9
Violent crime547n/a (estimate)1,045399394
Burglary334n/a638.3452.1430.4
Theft1,314n/a2,511.01,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft189n/a361.2231.0237.4
Property crime1,837n/a (estimate)3,5102,4172,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Elkhart, IN is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 62% higher than the average of crimes committed in Indiana. It is also 65% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Elkhart, IN shows a crime rate that is 162% higher than the Indiana average. The crime rate is also 165% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Elkhart, IN is shown to be 45% higher than the Indiana average and 49% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elkhart is 65% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.48 daily crimes that occur in Elkhart.
  • Elkhart is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elkhart you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elkhart has decreased by 18%.

Compare Elkhart, IN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Elkhart (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Elkhart, IN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national level. In Elkhart, IN the total number of daily crimes is 1.62 times more than the Indiana average and 1.65 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Elkhart, IN is 2.62 times more than the Indiana average and 2.65 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Elkhart, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.45 times more than the Indiana average and 1.49 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Elkhart (higher is better)

How safe is Elkhart, IN compared to other cities in Indiana and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Elkhart, IN is safer than 2% of the cities in Indiana and 5% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Indiana and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Elkhart, IN. Overall, Elkhart, IN is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elkhart

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elkhart is 1 in 96
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elkhart is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elkhart is 1 in 22
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Elkhart, IN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Elkhart, IN, then there is a 1 in 96 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 29. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Elkhart, IN.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Elkhart, 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 Elkhart, IN has decreased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Elkhart, IN has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Elkhart, IN has decreased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Elkhart police department

ItemElkhartIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1418,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.3

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
Mishawaka, IN48,234215564780
Bristol, IN1,651132797929
Wakarusa, IN2,0301499041,054
Edwardsburg, MI1,2692168641,081
New Paris, IN1,3681659971,162
Middlebury, IN3,5121691,0231,192
Granger, IN30,8191751,0571,232
Elkhart, IN52,3781,0453,5104,556

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West New York, NJ52,4071999691,169
Levittown, PA52,4073131,6491,962
Stratford, CT52,3001702,1372,308
Perth Amboy, NJ52,2653231,5911,914
Peabody, MA52,2352901,1841,474
Elkhart, IN52,3781,0453,5104,556
Source: The Elkhart, 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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