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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 2022 crime rate in Indianapolis, IN is 477 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.9 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 96.3% U.S. cities. The 2022 Indianapolis crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 208 - a decrease of 37 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Indianapolis has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Indianapolis, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Indianapolis:

476.7
Speedway:

247.8
Beech Grove:

263.2
Lawrence:

218.1
Cumberland:

246.6
Greenwood:

120.5
Carmel:

63.5
Avon:

161.2
Zionsville:

22.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Indianapolis by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
99
(12.2)
92
(11.1)
96
(11.5)
97
(11.6)
129
(15.2)
136
(15.8)
148
(17.1)
148
(17.1)
156
(17.9)
162
(18.5)
145
(16.4)
216
(24.3)
245
(27.3)
208
(23.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
460
(56.5)
461
(55.4)
435
(52.2)
436
(52.0)
656
(77.2)
573
(66.8)
677
(78.4)
684
(79.0)
668
(76.7)
677
(77.1)
699
(79.1)
630
(70.7)
610
(68.1)
565
(63.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,929
(483.0)
3,367
(405.0)
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)
2,655
(300.4)
2,254
(253.1)
1,827
(203.9)
1,624
(183.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5,271
(648.0)
5,726
(688.7)
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)
5,640
(638.2)
6,661
(747.9)
6,686
(746.4)
6,712
(757.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15,217
(1,871)
13,938
(1,676)
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)
6,618
(748.9)
5,416
(608.1)
4,361
(486.8)
4,804
(541.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27,717
(3,407)
27,530
(3,311)
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)
21,879
(2,476)
20,678
(2,322)
20,928
(2,336)
20,451
(2,307)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4,485
(551.3)
4,476
(538.4)
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)
4,376
(495.2)
4,971
(558.1)
5,073
(566.3)
4,677
(527.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
346
(42.5)
425
(51.1)
463
(55.6)
409
(48.8)
317
(37.3)
271
(31.6)
193
(22.3)
251
(29.0)
256
(29.4)
229
(26.1)
306
(34.6)
368
(41.3)
325
(36.3)
248
(28.0)
City-Data.com crime index655.4618.6617.9628.6645.6623.3632.7649.1614.9583.7504.9510.7492.5476.7

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 much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 2,172 registered sex offenders living in Indianapolis, Indiana as of July 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Indianapolis is 392 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Indianapolis:

580.9
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Indianapolis:

597.9
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Indianapolis:

619.7
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Indianapolis:

581.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Indianapolis:

702.7
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Indianapolis:

732.2
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Indianapolis:

752.3
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Indianapolis:

708.9
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Indianapolis:

684.5
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Indianapolis:

677.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Indianapolis:

636.1
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Indianapolis:

593.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Indianapolis:

624.4
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Indianapolis:

646.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Indianapolis:

652.7
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Indianapolis:

564.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Indianapolis:

455.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Indianapolis:

462.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Indianapolis:

302.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Indianapolis:

299.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Indianapolis:

321.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Indianapolis:

347.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Indianapolis:

396.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

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 2010
Indianapolis:

581.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

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:

558.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Indianapolis:

539.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Indianapolis:

540.4
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 2020, including police officers: 2,656 (2,086 officers - 1,788 male; 298 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Indiana average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2,803 (2,121 officers - 1,826 male; 295 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Indiana average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,715 (2,080 officers - 1,777 male; 303 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Indiana average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,834 (1,625 officers - 1,421 male; 204 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Indiana average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,806 (1,612 officers - 1,401 male; 211 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Indiana average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,776 (1,578 officers - 1,369 male; 209 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,725 (1,536 officers - 1,337 male; 199 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,749 (1,539 officers - 1,341 male; 198 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Indiana average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,813 (1,591 officers - 1,385 male; 206 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Indiana average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,857 (1,614 officers - 1,407 male; 207 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,913 (1,648 officers - 1,438 male; 210 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,898 (1,619 officers - 1,413 male; 206 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Indiana average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,848 (1,590 officers - 1,387 male; 203 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,883 (1,605 officers - 1,400 male; 205 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,434 (1,581 officers - 1,379 male; 202 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Indiana average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,572 (1,603 officers - 1,401 male; 202 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,829 (1,638 officers - 1,426 male; 212 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,648 (1,581 officers - 1,370 male; 211 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
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.