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


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

Crime rate in Gary, IN

The 2018 crime rate in Gary, IN was 437 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Gary crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 40 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Gary has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Gary, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Gary:

436.7
New Chicago:

302.2
Lake Station:

204.6
Griffith:

123.9
Hobart:

262.4
Highland:

151.1
Merrillville:

226.1
East Chicago:

382.3
Hammond:

329.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Gary by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
58
(58.0)
48
(48.3)
71
(73.2)
49
(51.2)
49
(51.5)
30
(37.2)
37
(46.0)
54
(68.5)
37
(47.4)
50
(64.7)
46
(60.1)
48
(63.3)
40
(53.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
70
(70.0)
61
(61.4)
57
(58.7)
51
(53.3)
47
(49.4)
47
(58.2)
56
(69.6)
47
(59.6)
44
(56.4)
25
(32.3)
32
(41.8)
32
(42.2)
33
(43.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
306
(305.8)
336
(338.1)
324
(333.9)
254
(265.4)
289
(303.5)
328
(406.4)
275
(341.7)
327
(414.9)
278
(356.4)
204
(263.8)
212
(276.9)
192
(253.3)
145
(192.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
284
(283.8)
262
(263.7)
217
(223.6)
536
(560.1)
276
(289.9)
234
(289.9)
360
(447.4)
455
(577.3)
353
(452.5)
176
(227.6)
170
(222.1)
199
(262.5)
156
(206.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,593
(1,592)
1,818
(1,830)
1,746
(1,799)
1,406
(1,469)
1,493
(1,568)
2,618
(3,244)
1,634
(2,031)
1,454
(1,845)
1,312
(1,682)
990
(1,280)
990
(1,293)
678
(894.4)
703
(932.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,556
(2,554)
2,680
(2,697)
2,062
(2,125)
1,766
(1,845)
1,069
(1,123)
1,926
(2,386)
2,066
(2,567)
2,533
(3,214)
2,268
(2,907)
2,027
(2,621)
2,229
(2,912)
1,481
(1,954)
1,564
(2,074)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,161
(1,160)
1,066
(1,073)
859
(885.1)
976
(1,020)
846
(888.5)
794
(983.8)
775
(963.1)
732
(928.7)
472
(605.0)
380
(491.4)
398
(519.9)
422
(556.7)
456
(604.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A69
(72.5)
45
(55.8)
82
(101.9)
67
(85.0)
63
(80.8)
52
(67.2)
32
(41.8)
51
(67.3)
21
(27.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)626.8621.7619.9594.9517.2702.1661.5756.6619.8513.6529.7474.2436.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 303 registered sex offenders living in Gary, Indiana as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gary is 255 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Gary:

349.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Gary:

426.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Gary:

411.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Gary:

407.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Gary:

555.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Gary:

692.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Gary:

556.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Gary:

480.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2009
Gary:

449.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Gary:

568.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Gary:

483.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Gary:

458.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Gary:

480.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Gary:

378.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Gary:

443.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Gary:

401.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Gary:

380.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Gary:

360.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Gary:

482.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Gary:

460.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Gary:

572.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Gary:

668.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Gary:

678.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Gary:

915.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Gary:

503.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Gary:

539.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Gary:

598.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Gary:

661.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Gary:

620.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Gary:

502.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Gary:

526.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Gary:

490.5
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: 192 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Indiana average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 202 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Indiana average:

1.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 269 (226 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 269 (220 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 284 (235 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 286 (231 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 321 (246 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 342 (264 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 337 (272 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 342 (281 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 378 (292 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46402, 46403, 46404, 46405, 46406, 46407, 46408, 46409, 46410.