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


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

Crime rate in East Chicago, IN

The 2019 crime rate in East Chicago, IN is 425 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.6% U.S. cities. The 2019 East Chicago crime rate rose by 11% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years East Chicago has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous East Chicago, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
East Chicago:

424.9
Hammond:

317.4
Whiting:

262.4
Burnham:

287.7
Calumet City:

370.7
Highland:

108.1
Munster:

99.9
Lansing:

375.9
Dolton:

546.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in East Chicago by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(48.2)
14
(46.1)
17
(56.9)
12
(40.4)
12
(40.3)
5
(16.8)
3
(10.1)
10
(34.0)
7
(24.1)
7
(24.3)
5
(17.5)
4
(14.2)
7
(25.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(22.5)
13
(42.8)
7
(23.4)
14
(47.1)
11
(36.9)
16
(53.6)
9
(30.2)
14
(47.6)
19
(65.3)
12
(41.6)
9
(31.6)
9
(31.9)
8
(28.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
137
(439.8)
124
(408.5)
162
(542.0)
141
(474.3)
109
(366.1)
134
(448.9)
88
(295.7)
91
(309.6)
90
(309.4)
91
(315.8)
79
(277.2)
95
(336.8)
78
(281.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
145
(465.5)
72
(237.2)
114
(381.4)
82
(275.8)
78
(262.0)
100
(335.0)
120
(403.2)
81
(275.5)
133
(457.2)
136
(472.0)
99
(347.3)
80
(283.6)
108
(389.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
441
(1,416)
388
(1,278)
407
(1,362)
430
(1,446)
571
(1,918)
529
(1,772)
560
(1,881)
301
(1,024)
301
(1,035)
245
(850.3)
256
(898.2)
165
(584.9)
80
(288.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,357
(4,356)
1,378
(4,540)
1,272
(4,256)
1,189
(4,000)
1,112
(3,735)
1,145
(3,836)
1,025
(3,444)
936
(3,184)
809
(2,781)
763
(2,648)
707
(2,480)
705
(2,499)
859
(3,099)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
321
(1,030)
293
(965.3)
210
(702.6)
211
(709.8)
276
(927.0)
267
(894.5)
169
(567.8)
225
(765.4)
112
(385.0)
93
(322.8)
116
(407.0)
105
(372.2)
155
(559.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(41.7)
11
(36.2)
5
(16.7)
10
(33.6)
11
(36.9)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.8)
N/AN/AN/A3
(10.6)
2
(7.2)
City-Data.com crime index695.1644.8693.1633.9630.2627.1528.6514.4499.1462.3407.6382.3424.9

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 42 registered sex offenders living in East Chicago, Indiana as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in East Chicago is 684 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
East Chicago:

414.9
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2017
East Chicago:

370.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
East Chicago:

378.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
East Chicago:

484.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
East Chicago:

496.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
East Chicago:

408.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
East Chicago:

399.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
East Chicago:

479.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
East Chicago:

431.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
East Chicago:

502.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
East Chicago:

598.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
East Chicago:

457.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
East Chicago:

571.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
East Chicago:

1,213.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
East Chicago:

890.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
East Chicago:

706.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
East Chicago:

791.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
East Chicago:

296.6
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2017
East Chicago:

297.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
East Chicago:

364.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
East Chicago:

350.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
East Chicago:

403.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
East Chicago:

478.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
East Chicago:

633.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
East Chicago:

680.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
East Chicago:

709.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
East Chicago:

595.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
East Chicago:

590.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
East Chicago:

627.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
East Chicago:

655.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
East Chicago:

593.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
East Chicago:

438.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
East Chicago:

497.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
East Chicago:

438.7
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 2019, including police officers: 88 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Indiana average:

1.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 76 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Indiana average:

1.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 95 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Indiana average:

1.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 101 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Indiana average:

1.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 104 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 105 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 115 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 118 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 121 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 126 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 132 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 124 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 125 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 145 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 146 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.58
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in East Chicago, IN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 46312, 46320.