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


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

Crime rate in Elkhart, IN

The 2018 crime rate in Elkhart, IN is 490 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Elkhart crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Elkhart has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Elkhart, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Elkhart:

490.5
Goshen:

228.5
Mishawaka:

328.6
Roseland:

730.1
South Bend:

566.2
Cassopolis:

133.9
Nappanee:

102.6
Niles:

438.8
White Pigeon:

165.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Elkhart by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
12
(22.8)
7
(13.3)
8
(15.2)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
4
(7.8)
15
(28.6)
5
(9.6)
7
(13.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
26
(49.4)
33
(62.7)
22
(41.8)
35
(65.7)
20
(38.9)
30
(58.2)
38
(72.4)
N/A31
(58.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
230
(437.1)
161
(305.8)
118
(224.1)
116
(217.7)
79
(153.8)
111
(215.3)
96
(182.8)
71
(135.7)
56
(106.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(30.4)
9
(17.1)
11
(20.9)
4
(7.5)
546
(1,063)
615
(1,193)
642
(1,223)
471
(900.1)
530
(1,006)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
936
(1,779)
906
(1,721)
639
(1,213)
709
(1,330)
615
(1,197)
502
(973.5)
485
(923.7)
334
(638.3)
360
(683.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,857
(5,430)
2,464
(4,680)
1,730
(3,285)
1,507
(2,828)
1,484
(2,889)
1,391
(2,698)
1,540
(2,933)
1,314
(2,511)
1,231
(2,338)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
276
(524.6)
197
(374.1)
165
(313.3)
114
(213.9)
184
(358.2)
227
(440.2)
239
(455.2)
189
(361.2)
278
(527.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
36
(68.4)
31
(58.9)
22
(41.8)
25
(46.9)
N/A16
(31.0)
12
(22.9)
N/A13
(24.7)
City-Data.com crime index606.1509.4376.6346.4521.8576.4632.8471.9490.5

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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 333 registered sex offenders living in Elkhart, Indiana as of February 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elkhart is 159 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Elkhart:

641.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Elkhart:

832.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Elkhart:

777.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Elkhart:

651.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2010
Elkhart:

182.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Elkhart:

194.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Elkhart:

250.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2006
Elkhart:

328.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Elkhart:

243.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Elkhart:

195.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Elkhart:

185.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Elkhart:

209.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Elkhart:

332.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Elkhart:

307.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Elkhart:

399.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Elkhart:

395.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Elkhart:

437.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2010
Elkhart:

439.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Elkhart:

453.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Elkhart:

634.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Elkhart:

706.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Elkhart:

633.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Elkhart:

610.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Elkhart:

598.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Elkhart:

575.5
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: 161 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Indiana average:

1.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 142 (120 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Indiana average:

1.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 134 (120 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 148 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 144 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 141 (119 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 143 (118 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 141 (118 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 140 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 149 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 148 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46514.