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


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

Crime rate in Hammond, IN

The 2018 crime rate in Hammond, IN is 329 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 86.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Hammond crime rate fell by 17% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Hammond has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Hammond, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Hammond:

329.1
East Chicago:

382.3
Calumet City:

360.0
Burnham:

287.7
Munster:

98.8
Lansing:

366.6
Whiting:

262.4
Highland:

151.1
South Holland:

276.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Hammond by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(11.2)
8
(10.0)
15
(19.3)
13
(17.0)
11
(14.5)
10
(13.1)
9
(11.1)
6
(7.4)
9
(11.3)
10
(12.7)
7
(9.0)
8
(10.4)
12
(15.7)
4
(5.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(37.3)
29
(36.4)
25
(32.2)
37
(48.4)
30
(39.4)
27
(35.4)
45
(55.4)
18
(22.2)
37
(46.6)
31
(39.5)
25
(32.1)
43
(55.8)
32
(41.8)
48
(63.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
279
(346.9)
249
(312.3)
279
(359.2)
232
(303.3)
233
(306.2)
209
(274.2)
184
(226.5)
192
(237.0)
228
(287.4)
178
(226.7)
170
(218.5)
158
(205.2)
180
(235.1)
128
(168.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
394
(489.9)
294
(368.7)
326
(419.8)
389
(508.5)
467
(613.8)
417
(547.1)
309
(380.3)
449
(554.3)
380
(479.0)
418
(532.3)
319
(410.0)
331
(429.8)
262
(342.3)
185
(243.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,047
(1,302)
970
(1,216)
994
(1,280)
1,020
(1,333)
938
(1,233)
1,070
(1,404)
1,032
(1,270)
936
(1,155)
608
(766.4)
530
(674.9)
516
(663.2)
503
(653.2)
508
(663.6)
359
(472.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,728
(3,392)
2,694
(3,378)
2,312
(2,977)
2,399
(3,136)
2,314
(3,041)
2,317
(3,040)
2,303
(2,835)
2,143
(2,645)
2,221
(2,800)
1,993
(2,538)
1,826
(2,347)
1,975
(2,565)
2,162
(2,824)
2,002
(2,632)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
779
(968.6)
562
(704.8)
534
(687.6)
502
(656.2)
502
(659.8)
494
(648.2)
484
(595.7)
369
(455.5)
406
(511.8)
318
(405.0)
266
(341.9)
278
(361.0)
326
(425.9)
291
(382.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
56
(69.6)
60
(75.2)
50
(64.4)
56
(73.2)
36
(47.3)
36
(47.2)
21
(25.8)
29
(35.8)
33
(41.6)
26
(33.1)
N/A22
(28.6)
32
(41.8)
17
(22.4)
City-Data.com crime index558.6493.2519.8536.6535.8518.0460.4437.7448.6412.7358.9390.2397.3329.1

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 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 147 registered sex offenders living in Hammond, Indiana as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hammond is 525 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Hammond, IN?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Hammond:

279.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Hammond:

361.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Hammond:

394.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Hammond:

364.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Hammond:

444.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Hammond:

452.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Hammond:

432.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Hammond:

381.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Hammond:

472.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Hammond:

528.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Hammond:

488.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Hammond:

460.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Hammond:

396.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Hammond:

478.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Hammond:

480.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Hammond:

378.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Hammond:

328.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Hammond:

283.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Hammond:

337.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Hammond:

313.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Hammond:

301.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Hammond:

322.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Hammond:

370.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Hammond:

431.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Hammond:

485.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Hammond:

530.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Hammond:

497.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Hammond:

521.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Hammond:

508.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Hammond:

517.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Hammond:

575.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Hammond:

472.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Hammond:

465.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Hammond:

429.4
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: 240 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Indiana average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 237 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Indiana average:

1.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 234 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 236 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 236 (201 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 240 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 249 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 252 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 247 (202 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 253 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 259 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 261 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 255 (201 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 267 (212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 256 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 259 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46323, 46324, 46327, 46394.