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Crime rate in Columbus, Indiana (IN): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Columbus, IN compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Columbus, IN

The 2019 crime rate in Columbus, IN is 214 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 71.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Columbus crime rate fell by 18% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Columbus has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Columbus, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbus:

214.1
Edinburgh:

360.8
Seymour:

286.6
Franklin:

198.3
North Vernon:

188.8
Shelbyville:

261.7
Brownstown:

209.3
Greensburg:

88.2
Bargersville:

101.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Columbus by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(5.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.2)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(30.3)
10
(25.1)
5
(12.5)
4
(10.0)
17
(41.9)
7
(15.8)
12
(26.8)
17
(37.1)
12
(26.0)
20
(42.9)
15
(31.8)
N/A46
(96.6)
40
(83.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(37.8)
16
(40.2)
13
(32.6)
24
(59.9)
21
(51.8)
20
(45.2)
22
(49.1)
19
(41.4)
20
(43.3)
17
(36.4)
17
(36.0)
18
(38.0)
26
(54.6)
17
(35.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
47
(118.6)
26
(65.4)
27
(67.7)
25
(62.4)
40
(98.6)
56
(126.5)
48
(107.1)
45
(98.1)
13
(28.1)
3
(6.4)
2
(4.2)
4
(8.5)
4
(8.4)
10
(20.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
277
(698.8)
344
(865.1)
177
(443.7)
244
(608.7)
282
(695.4)
303
(684.2)
262
(584.6)
241
(525.4)
204
(441.6)
244
(523.2)
180
(381.2)
202
(426.9)
180
(378.2)
130
(270.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,153
(5,431)
2,116
(5,321)
1,695
(4,249)
1,768
(4,410)
1,834
(4,522)
2,087
(4,713)
1,768
(3,945)
1,754
(3,824)
1,630
(3,528)
1,729
(3,707)
1,657
(3,509)
1,537
(3,248)
1,411
(2,965)
1,254
(2,613)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(312.8)
133
(334.5)
106
(265.7)
172
(429.1)
153
(377.3)
207
(467.4)
180
(401.6)
129
(281.2)
167
(361.5)
131
(280.9)
106
(224.5)
165
(348.7)
115
(241.6)
55
(114.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(22.7)
9
(22.6)
2
(5.0)
11
(27.4)
9
(22.2)
3
(6.8)
5
(11.2)
3
(6.5)
5
(10.8)
7
(15.0)
6
(12.7)
4
(8.5)
5
(10.5)
6
(12.5)
City-Data.com crime index360.6350.5260.6291.8328.5329.8292.9278.3240.4258.2222.1230.4259.8214.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Indiana as of July 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 514 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Columbus:

111.5
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Columbus:

128.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Columbus:

51.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Columbus:

68.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Columbus:

61.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Columbus:

111.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Columbus:

109.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

106.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

117.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

71.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

67.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

83.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

118.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

111.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

107.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

101.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

96.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Columbus:

202.0
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Columbus:

260.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Columbus:

300.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Columbus:

285.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Columbus:

332.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Columbus:

319.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Columbus:

338.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Columbus:

374.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

442.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

421.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

406.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

341.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

489.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

458.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

441.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

357.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

299.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

327.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 94 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Indiana average:

1.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 88 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 81 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 83 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 81 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 81 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 83 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 84 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 85 (78 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 91 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 81 (72 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 80 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Columbus, IN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 47201.