Annual Crime In Fort Wayne (2018)

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.
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 peopleFort Wayne/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,031n/a (estimate)3,0012,5622,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Wayne/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder40n/a14.96.55.0
Rape131n/a48.935.442.6
Robbery307n/a114.788.786.2
Assault546n/a204.0251.6246.8
Violent crime1,024n/a (estimate)383382381
Burglary1,006n/a375.9377.6376.0
Theft5,453n/a2,037.51,572.71,594.6
Vehicle theft548n/a204.8229.1228.9
Property crime7,007n/a (estimate)2,6182,1792,200

Key findings

  • Fort Wayne crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Wayne are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Wayne you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Wayne is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Wayne has decreased by 21%

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Compare Fort Wayne, IN Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Fort Wayne (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Fort Wayne for every 100,000 residents. The Fort Wayne total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times more than the Indiana average and 1.16 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fort Wayne, is 1.00 times more than the Indiana average, and it is 1.01 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Fort Wayne has a daily crime average that is 1.20 times more than the Indiana average and 1.19 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Fort Wayne (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Fort Wayne in comparison to other Indiana communities and all other areas throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fort Wayne being safer than 34% of cities in Indiana and 26% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Indiana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Fort Wayne. In conclusion, Fort Wayne ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Wayne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 262
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Wayne is 1 in 34
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Wayne, IN? If you reside in Fort Wayne, then there is a 1 in 262 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 39. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 34 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Wayne.

      Year Over Year Crime In Fort Wayne (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Fort Wayne is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Fort Wayne has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Fort Wayne has decreased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fort Wayne has decreased by 21% year over year.

      Fort Wayne police department

      ItemFort WayneIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4988,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.43.3
      There are a total of 498 Fort Wayne police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.9% less than the Indiana average and 40.3% 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
      Roanoke, IN1,754138786924
      Leo-Cedarville, IN3,721145829974
      Harlan, IN1,486148844992
      Woodburn, IN1,4811609111,070
      Grabill, IN1,4481609111,071
      Churubusco, IN1,8521619171,078
      Monroeville, IN1,1561699641,133
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543832,6183,001

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      Chula Vista, CA260,5983041,3161,620
      Jersey City, NJ261,6664561,7702,226
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0433,8154,858
      Orlando, FL263,3067964,8155,611
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856243,3033,927
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543832,6183,001
      Source: The Fort Wayne, 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.