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


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

Crime rate in Griffith, IN

The 2019 crime rate in Griffith, IN is 139 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.9 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 53.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Griffith crime rate rose by 12% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Griffith has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Griffith, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Griffith:

138.7
Highland:

108.1
Schererville:

125.9
Munster:

99.9
Dyer:

58.5
Gary:

479.8
Merrillville:

156.4
St. John:

39.6
Lynwood:

223.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Griffith by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.2)
2
(12.3)
3
(18.5)
1
(6.2)
3
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(30.8)
2
(12.3)
6
(36.9)
3
(17.7)
2
(12.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.1)
3
(18.4)
3
(18.6)
1
(6.2)
4
(25.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(83.5)
13
(79.4)
13
(80.2)
17
(104.9)
10
(61.5)
14
(82.5)
18
(108.0)
10
(60.4)
9
(54.8)
14
(86.0)
10
(61.9)
4
(24.9)
4
(25.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(89.4)
28
(171.0)
19
(117.2)
12
(74.1)
19
(116.9)
18
(106.0)
10
(60.0)
30
(181.2)
6
(36.5)
5
(30.7)
12
(74.3)
3
(18.7)
1
(6.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(524.6)
76
(464.3)
119
(733.8)
70
(432.0)
93
(572.2)
112
(659.6)
100
(599.8)
69
(416.9)
65
(395.8)
41
(251.9)
28
(173.4)
43
(267.9)
26
(162.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
483
(2,879)
524
(3,201)
560
(3,453)
454
(2,802)
470
(2,892)
479
(2,821)
411
(2,465)
353
(2,133)
371
(2,259)
311
(1,911)
306
(1,895)
319
(1,988)
227
(1,423)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(417.3)
65
(397.1)
49
(302.2)
57
(351.7)
58
(356.9)
50
(294.5)
54
(323.9)
42
(253.7)
24
(146.1)
34
(208.9)
21
(130.0)
19
(118.4)
33
(206.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(11.9)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.2)
2
(12.3)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index242.5274.8310.5263.6268.0278.0220.5206.1158.4157.5146.6123.9138.7

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 10 registered sex offenders living in Griffith, Indiana as of December 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Griffith is 1,645 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Griffith:

65.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Griffith:

28.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Griffith:

86.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Griffith:

76.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Griffith:

51.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Griffith:

139.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Griffith:

96.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2011
Griffith:

147.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Griffith:

138.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Griffith:

138.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Griffith:

154.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Griffith:

149.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Griffith:

104.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Griffith:

142.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Griffith:

84.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Griffith:

108.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Griffith:

103.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Griffith:

134.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Griffith:

170.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Griffith:

148.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Griffith:

177.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Griffith:

214.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Griffith:

228.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Griffith:

291.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2011
Griffith:

317.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Griffith:

312.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Griffith:

279.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Griffith:

364.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Griffith:

312.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Griffith:

311.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Griffith:

305.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Griffith:

288.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Griffith:

270.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Griffith:

272.5
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: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Indiana average:

1.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 35 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 38 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 38 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46319.