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


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

Crime rate in Indianapolis, IN

The 2018 crime rate in Indianapolis, IN was 584 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Indianapolis crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 162 - an increase of 6 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Indianapolis has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Indianapolis, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Indianapolis:

583.7
Speedway:

290.3
Beech Grove:

182.1
Lawrence:

251.2
Cumberland:

229.5
Greenwood:

172.8
Carmel:

53.8
Avon:

260.1
Zionsville:

9.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Indianapolis by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
108
(13.5)
140
(17.5)
114
(14.3)
114
(14.1)
100
(12.3)
96
(11.5)
97
(11.6)
129
(15.2)
136
(15.8)
148
(17.1)
148
(17.1)
156
(17.9)
162
(18.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
527
(65.8)
549
(68.5)
505
(63.3)
475
(58.8)
460
(56.5)
435
(52.2)
436
(52.0)
656
(77.2)
573
(66.8)
677
(78.4)
684
(79.0)
668
(76.7)
677
(77.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,274
(409.1)
3,249
(405.6)
4,046
(507.5)
4,023
(497.7)
3,929
(483.0)
3,372
(404.8)
3,442
(410.4)
3,800
(446.9)
3,808
(443.7)
3,802
(440.2)
3,976
(458.9)
3,485
(400.2)
3,081
(351.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4,039
(504.7)
3,751
(468.3)
5,176
(649.2)
5,123
(633.8)
5,271
(648.0)
5,267
(632.3)
5,967
(711.5)
5,894
(693.2)
6,251
(728.4)
6,497
(752.3)
7,099
(819.4)
7,307
(839.1)
7,250
(826.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11,548
(1,443)
11,734
(1,465)
13,385
(1,679)
14,267
(1,765)
15,217
(1,871)
15,122
(1,815)
14,774
(1,762)
13,445
(1,581)
12,125
(1,413)
11,085
(1,283)
10,209
(1,178)
8,945
(1,027)
7,842
(893.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
29,541
(3,691)
28,929
(3,612)
29,224
(3,666)
28,466
(3,522)
27,717
(3,407)
26,588
(3,192)
27,525
(3,282)
26,156
(3,076)
24,090
(2,807)
25,301
(2,929)
26,335
(3,040)
24,569
(2,821)
23,448
(2,672)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8,992
(1,124)
8,936
(1,116)
7,680
(963.3)
6,444
(797.2)
4,485
(551.3)
5,257
(631.1)
4,599
(548.4)
5,005
(588.7)
5,179
(603.4)
4,991
(577.9)
4,996
(576.7)
4,904
(563.2)
4,947
(563.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
374
(46.7)
347
(43.3)
336
(42.1)
367
(45.4)
346
(42.5)
463
(55.6)
409
(48.8)
317
(37.3)
271
(31.6)
N/A251
(29.0)
256
(29.4)
229
(26.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)641.9641.4702.6679.5655.7617.9628.6645.6623.3632.7649.1614.9583.7

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 2,069 registered sex offenders living in Indianapolis, Indiana as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Indianapolis is 412 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Indianapolis:

702.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Indianapolis:

732.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Indianapolis:

752.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Indianapolis:

708.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Indianapolis:

684.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Indianapolis:

677.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Indianapolis:

636.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Indianapolis:

593.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2009
Indianapolis:

646.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Indianapolis:

652.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Indianapolis:

670.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Indianapolis:

540.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Indianapolis:

549.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Indianapolis:

414.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Indianapolis:

411.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Indianapolis:

434.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Indianapolis:

396.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Indianapolis:

431.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Indianapolis:

474.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Indianapolis:

489.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Indianapolis:

513.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Indianapolis:

558.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Indianapolis:

598.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Indianapolis:

617.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Indianapolis:

627.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Indianapolis:

648.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Indianapolis:

663.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Indianapolis:

640.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Indianapolis:

641.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Indianapolis:

500.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Indianapolis:

475.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Indianapolis:

434.5
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: 3,153 (2,616 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Indiana average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,834 (1,625 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Indiana average:

1.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,806 (1,612 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,776 (1,578 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,725 (1,536 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,749 (1,539 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,813 (1,591 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Indiana average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,857 (1,614 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Indiana average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,913 (1,648 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,898 (1,619 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,848 (1,590 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Indiana average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,883 (1,605 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,434 (1,581 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,813 (1,603 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,829 (1,638 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,648 (1,581 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46113, 46183, 46201, 46202, 46204, 46205, 46208, 46214, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46235, 46236, 46239, 46241, 46254, 46259, 46268, 46278.