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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 2019 crime rate in South Bend, IN is 566 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.1 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.2% U.S. cities. The 2019 South Bend crime rate rose by 11% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 14 - an increase of 5 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years South Bend has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous South Bend, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
South Bend:

566.2
Roseland:

628.8
Mishawaka:

328.6
Niles:

438.8
Buchanan:

313.3
North Liberty:

214.8
Elkhart:

490.5
Bremen:

131.1
Walkerton:

77.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in South Bend by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
14
(13.2)
7
(6.7)
15
(14.5)
14
(13.5)
6
(5.8)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(63.2)
67
(64.2)
73
(70.5)
56
(54.2)
52
(49.9)
60
(59.0)
55
(54.2)
93
(92.3)
98
(97.2)
88
(86.9)
70
(68.9)
93
(91.3)
67
(65.4)
56
(54.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
430
(405.8)
448
(429.0)
409
(394.9)
346
(334.9)
339
(325.4)
406
(399.3)
316
(311.6)
363
(360.4)
341
(338.1)
350
(345.7)
388
(381.8)
345
(338.7)
277
(270.5)
267
(261.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
294
(277.5)
283
(271.0)
322
(310.9)
353
(341.6)
349
(335.0)
269
(264.5)
233
(229.8)
199
(197.6)
235
(233.0)
265
(261.8)
565
(556.0)
611
(599.9)
711
(694.4)
1,020
(1,001)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,930
(1,821)
1,945
(1,862)
2,284
(2,205)
2,086
(2,019)
2,216
(2,127)
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)
970
(947.3)
867
(850.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,895
(4,620)
4,438
(4,249)
4,179
(4,035)
3,702
(3,583)
3,411
(3,274)
3,437
(3,380)
2,798
(2,759)
3,096
(3,074)
3,190
(3,163)
3,612
(3,568)
3,359
(3,305)
3,440
(3,377)
2,956
(2,887)
2,868
(2,813)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
586
(553.0)
489
(468.2)
502
(484.7)
325
(314.5)
302
(289.9)
324
(318.6)
285
(281.1)
326
(323.7)
332
(329.2)
368
(363.5)
566
(557.0)
468
(459.5)
480
(468.8)
561
(550.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
86
(81.2)
106
(101.5)
75
(72.4)
43
(41.6)
51
(49.0)
43
(42.3)
34
(33.5)
25
(24.8)
30
(29.7)
34
(33.6)
47
(46.3)
37
(36.3)
44
(43.0)
75
(73.6)
City-Data.com crime index610.8585.4620.6549.0519.1559.0471.6490.3497.2529.8570.7577.8509.2566.2

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.

- 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 361 registered sex offenders living in South Bend, Indiana as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Bend is 281 to 1.


When are crimes committed in South Bend, IN?

Violent crime rate in 2019
South Bend:

713.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
South Bend:

565.4
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
South Bend:

590.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
South Bend:

565.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
South Bend:

424.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
South Bend:

416.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
South Bend:

389.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
South Bend:

360.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
South Bend:

408.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
South Bend:

391.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
South Bend:

419.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
South Bend:

452.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
South Bend:

427.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
South Bend:

431.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
South Bend:

423.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
South Bend:

349.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
South Bend:

359.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
South Bend:

383.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
South Bend:

393.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
South Bend:

404.1
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:

493.8
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:

632.6
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:

655.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
South Bend:

678.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
South Bend:

602.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
South Bend:

498.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
South Bend:

525.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
South Bend:

552.4
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 2019, including police officers: 278 (234 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Indiana average:

1.19

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

2.31
Indiana average:

1.32

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

2.37
Indiana average:

1.09

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

2.36
Indiana average:

1.78

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

2.41
Indiana average:

1.80

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

2.43
Indiana average:

1.77

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

2.50
Indiana average:

1.74

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

2.48
Indiana average:

1.79

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

2.54
Indiana average:

1.84

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

2.49
Indiana average:

1.86

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

2.41
Indiana average:

1.88

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

2.48
Indiana average:

1.85

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

2.53
Indiana average:

1.83

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

2.38
Indiana average:

1.83

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

2.43
Indiana average:

1.76

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

2.40
Indiana average:

1.80

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

2.37
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.