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


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

Crime rate in South Bend, IN

The 2022 crime rate in South Bend, IN is 24 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 10.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 16.4% U.S. cities. The 2022 South Bend crime rate fell by 88% compared to 2021. In the last 5 years South Bend has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous South Bend, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
South Bend:

23.9
Roseland:

798.6
Mishawaka:

247.5
Osceola:

72.6
Niles:

305.0
Buchanan:

428.1
New Carlisle:

57.9
North Liberty:

13.0
Elkhart:

442.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in South Bend by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
14
(13.5)
6
(5.9)
9
(8.9)
18
(17.8)
9
(8.9)
17
(16.9)
17
(16.8)
14
(13.8)
15
(14.7)
9
(8.8)
14
(13.7)
28
(27.4)
7
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
56
(54.2)
52
(51.4)
60
(59.0)
55
(54.2)
93
(92.3)
98
(97.2)
88
(86.9)
70
(68.9)
93
(91.3)
71
(69.3)
59
(57.9)
80
(78.3)
30
(29.4)
4
(3.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
346
(334.9)
339
(335.1)
406
(399.3)
316
(311.6)
363
(360.4)
341
(338.1)
350
(345.7)
388
(381.8)
345
(338.7)
277
(270.5)
268
(262.9)
238
(233.1)
53
(52.0)
9
(8.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
353
(341.6)
349
(345.0)
269
(264.5)
233
(229.8)
199
(197.6)
235
(233.0)
265
(261.8)
565
(556.0)
611
(599.9)
712
(695.3)
1,020
(1,001)
1,422
(1,392)
482
(472.8)
54
(52.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,086
(2,019)
2,216
(2,190)
2,335
(2,296)
1,744
(1,720)
1,468
(1,458)
1,222
(1,212)
1,430
(1,412)
1,241
(1,221)
1,192
(1,170)
972
(949.2)
867
(850.5)
662
(648.3)
162
(158.9)
35
(33.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,702
(3,583)
3,411
(3,372)
3,437
(3,380)
2,798
(2,759)
3,095
(3,073)
3,190
(3,163)
3,612
(3,568)
3,359
(3,305)
3,440
(3,377)
2,962
(2,893)
2,883
(2,828)
2,520
(2,468)
617
(605.3)
71
(68.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
325
(314.5)
302
(298.5)
324
(318.6)
285
(281.1)
326
(323.7)
332
(329.2)
368
(363.5)
566
(557.0)
468
(459.5)
481
(469.7)
561
(550.3)
571
(559.2)
279
(273.7)
34
(33.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
43
(41.6)
51
(50.4)
43
(42.3)
34
(33.5)
27
(26.8)
30
(29.7)
34
(33.6)
47
(46.3)
37
(36.3)
44
(43.0)
75
(73.6)
47
(46.0)
11
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index549.0534.6559.0471.6490.3497.2529.8570.7577.8513.0569.4654.7204.723.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 10 registered sex offenders living in South Bend, Indiana as of April 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Bend is 10,158 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in South Bend, IN?

Violent crime rate in 2022
South Bend:

34.4
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
South Bend:

305.6
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
South Bend:

946.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
South Bend:

717.1
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
South Bend:

569.8
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
South Bend:

590.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
South Bend:

565.3
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
South Bend:

424.2
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
South Bend:

416.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
South Bend:

389.2
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
South Bend:

360.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
South Bend:

408.6
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
South Bend:

403.3
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
South Bend:

419.5
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
South Bend:

452.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
South Bend:

368.1
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
South Bend:

371.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
South Bend:

364.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
South Bend:

15.2
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
South Bend:

103.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
South Bend:

336.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
South Bend:

394.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
South Bend:

404.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
South Bend:

471.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
South Bend:

493.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
South Bend:

515.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
South Bend:

449.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
South Bend:

493.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
South Bend:

524.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
South Bend:

676.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
South Bend:

651.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
South Bend:

630.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
South Bend:

715.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
South Bend:

564.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
South Bend:

584.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
South Bend:

518.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 285 (222 officers - 202 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Indiana average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 272 (224 officers - 206 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Indiana average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 278 (234 officers - 215 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Indiana average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 283 (237 officers - 218 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Indiana average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 289 (241 officers - 222 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Indiana average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 284 (240 officers - 219 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Indiana average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 292 (244 officers - 221 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 316 (245 officers - 222 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 322 (252 officers - 235 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Indiana average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 321 (251 officers - 229 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Indiana average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 328 (258 officers - 237 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 328 (259 officers - 238 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 316 (249 officers - 226 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Indiana average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 326 (257 officers - 234 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 335 (264 officers - 241 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 328 (257 officers - 233 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 335 (262 officers - 240 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 331 (259 officers - 236 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 329 (255 officers - 232 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Indiana average:

1.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in South Bend, IN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 46601, 46615, 46616, 46619, 46628.