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Safest Places to Live in Indiana 2020

EPF Last Update: March 7, 2020

Indiana is a state situated in the Midwestern region of the United States. It borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast and Illinois to the West.

With a population of over 660,000, Indiana is the 17th most populous state in the United States. The capital and the largest city is Indianapolis, which has around 850,000 residents. Other major cities are Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Bloomington, etc.

Prior to becoming a state and being claimed by the settlers, Indiana was home to many indigenous Native American peoples for millennia. Today, this state has a diverse economy, covering many fields, such as agriculture, business, manufacturing, tourism and so on.

Sport is very popular in Indiana, as this state is home to NFL team Indianapolis Colts and NBA team Indiana Pacers.

In the period from 2016 to 2017, the violent crime rate in this state went up by 0.3%, which is actually a 0.2% decrease per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Indiana 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Berne415500,00
2Winchester468900,00
3New Whiteland618200,00
4Zionsville2718500,00
5Lowell971110,10
6St. John1761530,17
7Crown Point2988460,20
8Porter481210,21
9Westfield41037110,27
10Carmel94128430,46
11Fishers94035460,49
12Griffith1605080,50
13Plymouth994850,50
14Auburn1322070,53
15Cedar Lake1260270,56
16Sellersburg893550,56
17Nappanee686440,58
18Dyer15880100,63
19Whitestown938860,64
20West Lafayette46906310,66
21Rushville600940,67
22Chesterton13561110,81
23Munster22596210,93
24Noblesville63315590,93
25Batesville661671,06
26Elwood840591,07
27Valparaiso33610371,10
28Bedford13282161,20
29Westville566471,24
30Brownsburg26525331,24

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Crime Score in All Cities in Indiana 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Indiana cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1South Whitley174521,15
2Hagerstown167821,19
3Cannelton149621,34
4Fairmount277193,25
5Albion2324166,88

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Berne415500,00
2Winchester468900,00
3New Whiteland618200,00
4Lowell971110,10
5Porter481210,21
6Plymouth994850,50
7Sellersburg893550,56
8Nappanee686440,58
9Whitestown938860,64
10Rushville600940,67
11Batesville661671,06
12Elwood840591,07
13Westville566471,24
14Hartford City573681,39
15Bargersville7695121,56
16Decatur9585171,77
17North Vernon6694121,79
18Tell City7313162,19
19Portland6132142,28
20Ellettsville6740172,52
21Boonville6318162,53
22Whiting4802132,71
23Tipton5072183,55
24Bremen4507163,55
25Edinburgh4607173,69
26Cumberland5739234,01
27Rensselaer5864254,26
28Huntingburg6135325,22
29Kendallville9850525,28
30Lawrenceburg5033305,96
31Clinton4707296,16

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Zionsville2718500,00
2St. John1761530,17
3Crown Point2988460,20
4Griffith1605080,50
5Auburn1322070,53
6Cedar Lake1260270,56
7Dyer15880100,63
8Chesterton13561110,81
9Munster22596210,93
10Bedford13282161,20
11Brownsburg26525331,24
12Bluffton10046201,99
13Seymour19681412,08
14Hobart28101712,53
15Lake Station11880312,61
16Speedway12187352,87
17Crawfordsville16207714,38
18Marion281161284,55
19Peru10973514,65
20Franklin252881295,10
21La Porte216301115,13
22Shelbyville1907521511,27

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Westfield41037110,27
2Carmel94128430,46
3Fishers94035460,49
4West Lafayette46906310,66
5Noblesville63315590,93
6Valparaiso33610371,10
7Jeffersonville47709651,36
8Goshen33386471,41
9Greenwood58312831,42
10Columbus47595761,60
11Portage36646681,86
12Mishawaka493101142,31
13Plainfield33668932,76
14Muncie684062193,20
15Fort Wayne26763410243,83
16Anderson549252274,13
17Lawrence490932104,28
18Lafayette729043384,64
19Hammond760503654,80
20Gary754263744,96
21Bloomington857304635,40
22Evansville1187656755,68
23Kokomo578043646,30
24Michigan City309992307,42
25South Bend102397106410,39
26Elkhart5265962411,85
27Indianapolis8775841117012,73

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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