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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 65%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRensselaer/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime215n/a (estimate)3,6942,3422,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape1n/a17.236.842.6
Robbery3n/a51.579.281.6
Assault8n/a137.5249.3250.2
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)206371379
Burglary30n/a515.5323.7340.5
Theft173n/a2,972.51,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0203.8219.9
Property crime203n/a (estimate)3,4881,9712,110

Key findings

  • Rensselaer crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rensselaer are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Rensselaer you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rensselaer is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rensselaer has increased by 3%

Rensselaer crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Rensselaer (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Rensselaer on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Indiana and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Rensselaer (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Indiana, are 1.58 times more than the state average and 1.48 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Rensselaer on a daily basis are 1.80 times less than than Indiana average and 1.84 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Rensselaer are 1.77 times more than the daily state average and 1.65 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Rensselaer (higher is better)

      Is Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer to other cities in the state and across the country, Rensselaer is 23% safer than other cities of Indiana and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. Rensselaer has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rensselaer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rensselaer is 1 in 485
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rensselaer is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rensselaer is 1 in 28
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Rensselaer, Indiana? If you reside in Rensselaer, then there is a 1 in 485 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 29. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 28 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Rensselaer.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Rensselaer, IN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Rensselaer has decreased by 52%, while the property crime rate in Rensselaer has increased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Rensselaer has increased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Rensselaer police department

      ItemRensselaerIndianaNational
      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
      Remington, IN1,323154819974
      Wolcott, IN1,0931628621,025
      Kentland, IN1,8421668811,047
      Brook, IN1,0151699001,069
      Roselawn, IN4,4202701,4331,703
      Lake Village, IN7694322,2932,725
      Francesville, IN8994622,4562,918
      Rensselaer, IN5,3592063,4883,694

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lehighton, PA5,3604331,4881,921
      Diboll, TX5,360151794945
      Dove Valley, CO5,3583562,4192,775
      Somerdale, NJ5,3622194,7895,007
      Vail, CO5,3633453,7204,065
      Rensselaer, IN5,3592063,4883,694
      Source: The Rensselaer, 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.