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Total crime 97%
Violent crime 160%
Property crime 84%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEvansville/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,437n/a (estimate)4,6182,1412,346
Murder10n/a8.57.56.5
Rape77n/a65.434.838.4
Robbery115n/a97.762.473.9
Assault983n/a834.8253.0279.7
Violent crime1,185n/a (estimate)1,006358388
Burglary626n/a531.6280.4314.2
Theft3,188n/a2,707.51,274.31,398.0
Vehicle theft438n/a372.0228.5246.0
Property crime4,252n/a (estimate)3,6111,7831,958

Key findings

  • Evansville crime rates are 97% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Evansville are 160% higher than the national average
  • In Evansville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Evansville is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Evansville has decreased by 4%

Evansville crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Evansville (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Evansville, per 100,000 residents. In Evansville, the total number of daily crimes is 2.16 times more than the Indiana average and 1.97 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Evansville are 2.81 times more than the Indiana average and 2.60 times more than the national average. For property crime, Evansville has a daily crime rate that is 2.03 times more than the Indiana average and 1.84 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Evansville (higher is better)

      Is Evansville safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Indiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Evansville to other cities in the state and across the country, Evansville is 2% safer than other cities of Indiana and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. Evansville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Evansville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Evansville is 1 in 100
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Evansville is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Evansville is 1 in 22
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Evansville, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 100. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Evansville is 1 in 22.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Evansville is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Evansville has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 64% in Evansville, while property crimes in Evansville have decreased by 14%. Total crime has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Evansville police department

      ItemEvansvilleIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3178,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.43.3
      There are a total of 317 Evansville police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.5% greater than the Indiana average and 17.5% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Darmstadt, IN1,33850250301
      Melody Hill, IN3,623136679815
      Newburgh, IN3,300140696836
      Poseyville, IN1,118147730876
      Chandler, IN3,3812201,0941,313
      Parkers Settlement, IN7423301,6431,973
      Spottsville, KY3982681,8422,109
      Evansville, IN120,1561,0063,6114,618

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vallejo, CA119,6449913,3344,325
      Allentown, PA119,6243872,2832,670
      Athens, GA120,8135102,9543,464
      Victorville, CA121,3208811,5912,471
      Norman, OK118,9742892,5782,868
      Evansville, IN120,1561,0063,6114,618
      Source: The Evansville, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.