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


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

Crime rate in Valparaiso, IN

The 2022 crime rate in Valparaiso, IN is 82 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.0 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 43.0% U.S. cities. The 2022 Valparaiso crime rate fell by 36% compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Valparaiso has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Valparaiso, IN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Valparaiso:

81.5
Chesterton:

57.9
Westville:

6.2
Portage:

124.9
Burns Harbor:

92.6
Porter:

60.7
Kouts:

161.3
Hobart:

133.8
Lake Station:

19.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Valparaiso by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(9.8)
5
(15.8)
4
(12.5)
7
(21.8)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(15.4)
3
(9.1)
8
(24.0)
9
(26.8)
4
(11.8)
10
(29.3)
18
(52.7)
13
(37.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(22.8)
14
(44.1)
5
(15.7)
5
(15.6)
7
(21.8)
7
(21.6)
6
(18.5)
5
(15.2)
9
(27.0)
4
(11.9)
3
(8.8)
5
(14.6)
3
(8.8)
1
(2.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
87
(283.6)
27
(85.1)
23
(72.1)
15
(46.8)
24
(74.8)
27
(83.4)
23
(70.7)
20
(61.0)
31
(93.0)
24
(71.4)
23
(67.7)
22
(64.4)
34
(99.5)
23
(66.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(394.4)
112
(353.0)
144
(451.5)
153
(477.5)
87
(271.1)
55
(169.8)
67
(206.0)
45
(137.2)
52
(156.0)
39
(116.0)
34
(100.1)
36
(105.5)
21
(61.5)
16
(46.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
595
(1,939)
668
(2,105)
780
(2,446)
644
(2,010)
555
(1,730)
526
(1,624)
443
(1,362)
327
(997.1)
431
(1,293)
350
(1,041)
225
(662.2)
273
(799.7)
315
(921.9)
249
(717.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(120.6)
31
(97.7)
34
(106.6)
44
(137.3)
23
(71.7)
38
(117.3)
25
(76.9)
9
(27.4)
21
(63.0)
13
(38.7)
10
(29.4)
17
(49.8)
14
(41.0)
24
(69.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(9.8)
3
(9.5)
3
(9.4)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.3)
2
(6.2)
1
(3.0)
1
(3.0)
3
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index192.7159.6167.1162.6120.4115.6107.075.8113.692.161.484.1126.781.5

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.




According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Valparaiso, Indiana as of July 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valparaiso is 515 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Valparaiso:

72.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Valparaiso:

124.4
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Valparaiso:

68.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Valparaiso:

50.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Valparaiso:

68.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Valparaiso:

84.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Valparaiso:

47.3
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Valparaiso:

60.0
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Valparaiso:

58.7
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Valparaiso:

54.5
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Valparaiso:

59.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Valparaiso:

56.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Valparaiso:

80.4
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Valparaiso:

169.5
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Valparaiso:

180.6
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Valparaiso:

122.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Valparaiso:

150.5
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Valparaiso:

111.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Valparaiso:

55.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Valparaiso:

64.5
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Valparaiso:

68.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Valparaiso:

57.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Valparaiso:

81.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Valparaiso:

105.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Valparaiso:

81.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Valparaiso:

120.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Valparaiso:

132.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Valparaiso:

151.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Valparaiso:

216.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Valparaiso:

228.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Valparaiso:

190.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Valparaiso:

193.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Valparaiso:

223.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Valparaiso:

170.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Valparaiso:

194.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Valparaiso:

171.8
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 2020, including police officers: 63 (57 officers - 53 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Indiana average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 63 (57 officers - 53 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Indiana average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 63 (57 officers - 53 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Indiana average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 55 (50 officers - 46 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Indiana average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 55 (50 officers - 46 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Indiana average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 55 (50 officers - 46 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 55 (50 officers - 46 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Indiana average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 56 (51 officers - 46 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Indiana average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (50 officers - 45 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Indiana average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 55 (49 officers - 46 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Indiana average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 57 (51 officers - 48 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 56 (50 officers - 47 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Indiana average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 55 (49 officers - 46 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Indiana average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 59 (48 officers - 45 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 62 (46 officers - 43 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Indiana average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 61 (46 officers - 43 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Indiana average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 63 (45 officers - 42 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Indiana average:

1.77

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

Zip codes: 46383.