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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 74%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePorter/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)6032,5622,580
Murder0n/a0.06.55.0
Rape0n/a0.035.442.6
Robbery0n/a0.088.786.2
Assault1n/a20.8251.6246.8
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)21382381
Burglary2n/a41.6377.6376.0
Theft19n/a394.81,572.71,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a145.5229.1228.9
Property crime28n/a (estimate)5822,1792,200

Key findings

  • Porter crime rates are 77% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Porter are 95% lower than the national average
  • In Porter you have a 1 in 166 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Porter is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Porter has decreased by 39%

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

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      Daily Crime In Porter (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Porter, per 100,000 residents. In Porter, the total number of daily crimes is 4.25 times less than the Indiana average and 4.28 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Porter are 18.40 times less than the Indiana average and 18.31 times less than the national average. For property crime, Porter has a daily crime rate that is 3.75 times less than the Indiana average and 3.78 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Porter (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Indiana and all other cities across the US, is Porter safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Porter is safer than 95% of other cities in the state of Indiana. In addition, Porter is safer than 91% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Indiana and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Porter. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Porter is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Porter

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Porter is 1 in 4812
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Porter is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Porter is 1 in 166
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Porter? In Porter, you have a 1 in 4812 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 172. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Porter, IN is 1 in 166.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Porter is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Porter has decreased by 89% and the rate of property crime in Porter has decreased by 28%. The total crime rate in Porter has decreased by 39% year to year.

      Porter police department

      ItemPorterIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.3

      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
      Ogden Dunes, IN1,13854306359
      Aberdeen, IN1,77154306359
      Long Beach, IN1,09054306359
      Shorewood Forest, IN2,58060342402
      Westville, IN6,862124406530
      Burns Harbor, IN1,301113645758
      Winfield, IN5,233124709833
      Porter, IN4,87321582603

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Grayson Valley, AL4,8723301,7862,116
      Lely Resort, FL4,874100593693
      West Sayville, NY4,875174718892
      Whiting, IN4,8702713,1863,457
      Colona, IL4,8763391,6231,962
      Porter, IN4,87321582603
      Source: The Porter, 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.