Reported Annual Crime In Elkhart

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkhart/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,055n/a (estimate)5,8182,9942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkhart/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder15n/a28.66.65.3
Rape38n/a72.437.740.4
Robbery96n/a182.8110.5102.8
Assault642n/a1,222.7249.9248.5
Violent crime791n/a (estimate)1,507405386
Burglary485n/a923.7514.0468.9
Theft1,540n/a2,933.11,853.31,745.0
Vehicle theft239n/a455.2222.1236.9
Property crime2,264n/a (estimate)4,3122,5892,451
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 94% higher than the average of crimes committed in Indiana. It is also 105% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Elkhart, IN shows a crime rate that is 272% higher than the Indiana average. The crime rate is also 290% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Elkhart, IN is shown to be 67% higher than the Indiana average and 76% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elkhart is 105% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.94 daily crimes that occur in Elkhart.
  • Elkhart is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elkhart you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elkhart has increased by 4%.

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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 1.94 times more than the Indiana average and 2.05 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Elkhart, IN is 3.72 times more than the Indiana average and 3.90 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Elkhart, IN has a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Indiana average and 1.76 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 3% 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 67
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elkhart is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elkhart is 1 in 18
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 67 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 24. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 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 increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Elkhart, IN has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Elkhart, IN has increased by 4% 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
Wakarusa, IN2,0301419021,043
Bristol, IN1,6511469361,082
Edwardsburg, MI1,2692179021,119
New Paris, IN1,3681611,0281,189
Millersburg, IN9671741,1101,284
Osceola, IN2,4681761,1251,301
Granger, IN30,8191761,1261,302
Elkhart, IN52,3781,5074,3125,818

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West New York, NJ52,4072431,0201,264
Levittown, PA52,4073061,6891,995
Stratford, CT52,3001272,1952,322
Perth Amboy, NJ52,2653981,5271,925
Peabody, MA52,2353921,3051,697
Elkhart, IN52,3781,5074,3125,818
Source: The Elkhart, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.