Reported Annual Crime In Gary

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGary/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,052n/a (estimate)4,0262,8162,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGary/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder48n/a63.36.05.3
Rape32n/a42.239.441.7
Robbery192n/a253.399.098.0
Assault199n/a262.5254.6248.9
Violent crime471n/a (estimate)621399383
Burglary678n/a894.4452.1430.4
Theft1,481n/a1,953.61,733.81,694.4
Vehicle theft422n/a556.7231.0237.4
Property crime2,581n/a (estimate)3,4052,4172,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Gary, IN for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Gary, IN is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Gary, IN crime rates are 43% higher than in comparison to the Indiana mean and are 47% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Gary, IN has a rate that is 56% higher than the Indiana average; compared to the United States, it is 62% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Gary, IN is 41% higher than its state's mean, and 44% higher than the country's average.

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The Gary crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gary as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Gary crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gary is 47% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.03 daily crimes that occur in Gary.
  • Gary is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gary you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gary has decreased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In Gary (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Gary, IN per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Indiana and on a national scale. In Gary, IN the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.43 times more than the Indiana average and 1.47 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Gary, IN is 1.56 times more than the Indiana average and 1.62 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Gary, IN has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.41 times more than the Indiana average and 1.44 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Gary (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Gary, IN compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Gary, IN safer than 7% when compared to other Indiana cities, and 10% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Gary, IN. At this time, Gary, IN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gary

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gary is 1 in 161
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gary is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gary is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Gary, IN? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Gary, IN you have a 1 in 161 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gary, IN.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gary, IN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Gary, IN has increased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Gary, IN has decreased by 22%, and the total amount of crime in Gary, IN has decreased by 19% year to year.

Gary police department

ItemGaryIndianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2848,766558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.43.3
There are a total of 284 Gary police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.4% greater than the Indiana average and 8.5% greater than the National average.

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
Ogden Dunes, IN1,13856339395
Aberdeen, IN1,77156339395
Shorewood Forest, IN2,58063379442
Glenwood, IL8,853146674821
Burns Harbor, IN1,301118716834
St. John, IN15,77712835847
Dyer, IN16,13325851876
Gary, IN77,8586213,4054,026

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mount Pleasant, SC77,9071891,5271,716
Racine, WI77,9316722,2772,949
Kennewick, WA77,9752612,7342,995
Bellflower, CA77,6874652,5493,015
Silver Spring, MD78,0383831,7042,087
Gary, IN77,8586213,4054,026
Source: The Gary, 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.