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


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

Crime rate in Fort Wayne, IN

The 2018 crime rate in Fort Wayne, IN is 268 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 79.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Fort Wayne crime rate fell by 7% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 40 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Fort Wayne has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Fort Wayne, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Fort Wayne:

268.5
New Haven:

186.4
Garrett:

112.5
Columbia City:

91.7
Decatur:

112.3
Auburn:

78.1
Payne:

75.4
Huntington:

159.7
Bluffton:

120.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Fort Wayne by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
25
(11.3)
18
(8.0)
24
(9.7)
25
(10.0)
18
(7.2)
23
(8.9)
24
(9.4)
22
(8.6)
31
(12.2)
12
(4.7)
25
(9.6)
43
(16.4)
37
(13.9)
40
(14.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
84
(38.1)
80
(35.6)
85
(34.2)
96
(38.2)
75
(29.8)
96
(37.4)
94
(36.9)
93
(36.2)
95
(37.3)
104
(40.4)
97
(37.3)
95
(36.3)
136
(51.1)
131
(48.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
375
(170.0)
404
(179.7)
407
(163.8)
479
(190.7)
485
(192.8)
314
(122.2)
310
(121.6)
447
(174.2)
447
(175.4)
347
(134.9)
446
(171.7)
410
(156.7)
299
(112.3)
307
(114.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
248
(112.4)
206
(91.6)
246
(99.0)
216
(86.0)
298
(118.4)
313
(121.8)
357
(140.0)
369
(143.8)
376
(147.6)
353
(137.3)
416
(160.2)
492
(188.0)
480
(180.3)
546
(204.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,233
(1,012)
2,128
(946.5)
2,129
(857.0)
2,410
(959.4)
2,269
(901.9)
2,140
(832.7)
1,888
(740.4)
2,025
(789.1)
2,396
(940.3)
1,765
(686.3)
1,480
(569.9)
1,698
(649.0)
1,308
(491.3)
1,006
(375.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,841
(3,555)
7,934
(3,529)
7,312
(2,943)
7,238
(2,881)
6,683
(2,656)
6,433
(2,503)
6,768
(2,654)
7,073
(2,756)
7,025
(2,757)
6,223
(2,420)
6,131
(2,361)
6,812
(2,604)
6,626
(2,489)
5,453
(2,037)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
658
(298.3)
705
(313.6)
642
(258.4)
666
(265.1)
427
(169.7)
287
(111.7)
380
(149.0)
417
(162.5)
386
(151.5)
364
(141.5)
332
(127.8)
414
(158.2)
532
(199.8)
548
(204.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
131
(59.4)
126
(56.0)
72
(29.0)
96
(38.2)
45
(17.9)
50
(19.5)
41
(16.1)
57
(22.2)
25
(9.8)
45
(17.5)
49
(18.9)
68
(26.0)
94
(35.3)
40
(14.9)
City-Data.com crime index363.6349.2314.0328.5302.6276.1282.7305.6324.5265.8277.2308.8288.3268.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 about the same as 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 588 registered sex offenders living in Fort Wayne, Indiana as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Wayne is 444 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Fort Wayne:

238.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Fort Wayne:

225.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Fort Wayne:

241.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Fort Wayne:

222.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Fort Wayne:

185.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Fort Wayne:

223.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Fort Wayne:

212.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Fort Wayne:

186.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Fort Wayne:

177.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Fort Wayne:

199.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Fort Wayne:

196.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Fort Wayne:

185.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Fort Wayne:

187.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Fort Wayne:

202.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Fort Wayne:

158.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Fort Wayne:

192.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Fort Wayne:

212.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Fort Wayne:

207.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Fort Wayne:

252.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Fort Wayne:

283.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Fort Wayne:

251.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Fort Wayne:

279.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Fort Wayne:

348.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Fort Wayne:

320.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Fort Wayne:

303.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Fort Wayne:

308.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Fort Wayne:

338.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Fort Wayne:

375.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Fort Wayne:

357.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Fort Wayne:

412.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Fort Wayne:

425.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Fort Wayne:

362.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Fort Wayne:

390.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Fort Wayne:

399.1
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: 531 (470 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Indiana average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 522 (462 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Indiana average:

1.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 511 (451 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 409 (375 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 461 (429 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 498 (439 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 517 (456 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 493 (458 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 488 (452 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 485 (447 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 493 (457 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 456 (422 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 471 (433 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 446 (412 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 459 (417 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Fort Wayne, IN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 46774, 46802, 46803, 46804, 46805, 46806, 46807, 46808, 46809, 46814, 46815, 46816, 46818, 46819, 46825, 46835, 46845.