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Total crime 123%
Violent crime 251%
Property crime 100%
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 peopleSouth Bend/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,653n/a (estimate)5,5452,3422,489
Murder14n/a13.75.65.0
Rape56n/a54.936.842.6
Robbery267n/a261.979.281.6
Assault1,020n/a1,000.5249.3250.2
Violent crime1,357n/a (estimate)1,331371379
Burglary867n/a850.5323.7340.5
Theft2,868n/a2,813.31,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft561n/a550.3203.8219.9
Property crime4,296n/a (estimate)4,2141,9712,110

Key findings

  • South Bend crime rates are 123% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Bend are 251% higher than the national average
  • In South Bend you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Bend is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Bend has increased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In South Bend (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in South Bend 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 South Bend (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Indiana, are 2.37 times more than the state average and 2.23 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in South Bend on a daily basis are 3.59 times more than than Indiana average and 3.51 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in South Bend are 2.14 times more than the daily state average and 2.00 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is South Bend (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of South Bend to every other city in Indiana, as well as the entirety of the United States, is South Bend safe? The gauges above illustrate that South Bend is safer than 0% of every city located within Indiana along with 2% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Indiana and in the United States as a whole. As a result, South Bend, IN is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Bend

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Bend is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Bend is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Bend is 1 in 19
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in South Bend? In South Bend, you have a 1 in 76 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 24. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in South Bend, IN is 1 in 19.

      Year Over Year Crime In South Bend (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for South Bend is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in South Bend has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 28% in South Bend, while property crimes in South Bend have decreased by 2%. Total crime has increased by 4% year over year.

      South Bend police department

      ItemSouth BendIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3218,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.43.3
      There are a total of 321 South Bend police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34% greater than the Indiana average and 2.6% 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
      Galien, MI448000
      Wakarusa, IN2,030139737876
      Edwardsburg, MI1,269210761971
      Fish Lake, IN1,346155822976
      New Carlisle, IN2,035155823978
      Hudson Lake, IN1,2611588421,000
      Granger, IN30,8191628621,025
      South Bend, IN101,0371,3314,2145,545

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jurupa Valley, CA100,7372882,2652,553
      Las Cruces, NM101,4594973,5814,077
      Hillsboro, OR100,4622481,9582,205
      Erie, PA100,1574971,8962,393
      Tyler, TX101,9463753,0003,376
      South Bend, IN101,0371,3314,2145,545
      Source: The South Bend, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.