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Safest Places to Live in Indiana 2019

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2019

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

Elite Personal Finance extracted data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States in 2017. 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 2018

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1St. John17,12820.12
2New Whiteland6,11710.16
3Carmel93,098170.18
4Lowell9,55220.21
5Winchester4,71810.21
6Ligonier4,42010.23
7Dyer15,86940.25
8Crown Point29,399100.34
9Fishers92,367430.47
10Westfield38,542220.57
11Chesterton13,49780.59
12Plymouth9,93660.60
13Tell City7,31950.68
14Gas City5,82840.69
15Bluffton10,01170.70
16Mooresville9,70970.72
17Linton5,22140.77
18Sellersburg8,83670.79
19Bedford13,330110.83
20Frankfort15,873150.95
21Munster22,701231.01
22Decatur9,541101.05
23West Lafayette46,541491.05
24Knox3,58041.12
25Hartford City5,87371.19
26Bargersville7,44191.21
27Lake Station11,852151.27
28Vincennes17,847241.34
29Ellettsville6,68291.35
30Logansport17,700241.36

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Crime Score in All Cities in Indiana

In case your city didn’t make it to the top 30, 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 Elite Personal Finance 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
1Hagerstown1,70263.53
2Fairmount2,782103.59
3Albion2,316104.32
4Waterloo2,250104.44

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1New Whiteland6,11710.16
2Lowell9,55220.21
3Winchester4,71810.21
4Ligonier4,42010.23
5Plymouth9,93660.60
6Tell City7,31950.68
7Gas City5,82840.69
8Mooresville9,70970.72
9Linton5,22140.77
10Sellersburg8,83670.79
11Decatur9,541101.05
12Knox3,58041.12
13Hartford City5,87371.19
14Bargersville7,44191.21
15Ellettsville6,68291.35
16Elwood8,386121.43
17Tipton5,09481.57
18Alexandria5,00491.80
19Porter4,84391.86
20Whitestown7,464141.88
21Portland6,154142.27
22Batesville6,705162.39
23North Vernon6,837182.63
24Cumberland5,649162.83
25Huntingburg6,143203.26
26Edinburgh4,592204.36
27Clinton4,782245.02
28Boonville6,176355.67
29Lawrenceburg4,955295.85
30Aurora3,678256.80

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1St. John17,12820.12
2Dyer15,86940.25
3Crown Point29,399100.34
4Chesterton13,49780.59
5Bluffton10,01170.70
6Bedford13,330110.83
7Frankfort15,873150.95
8Munster22,701231.01
9Lake Station11,852151.27
10Vincennes17,847241.34
11Logansport17,700241.36
12Griffith16,149251.55
13Highland22,577361.59
14Jasper15,577352.25
15New Haven15,481382.45
16Speedway12,150383.13
17Hobart28,066933.31
18Seymour19,604663.37
19Marion28,385973.42
20Greenfield21,872944.30
21Crawfordsville16,011764.75
22La Porte21,6811034.75
23Clarksville21,9481094.97
24Franklin25,0601275.07
25East Chicago28,2101886.66

Over 30,000 Residents

1Carmel93,098170.18
2Fishers92,367430.47
3Westfield38,542220.57
4West Lafayette46,541491.05
5Jeffersonville47,459671.41
6Valparaiso33,329481.44
7Mishawaka48,7491052.15
8Plainfield32,067852.65
9Muncie68,8142463.57
10Fort Wayne266,2599523.58
11Anderson54,9592604.73
12Lafayette72,2743645.04
13Greenwood57,4842985.18
14Bloomington85,1214435.20
15Gary75,8084716.21
16Hammond76,5504866.35
17Evansville119,3718256.91
18Kokomo57,7584177.22
19South Bend101,8571,06410.45
20Indianapolis870,78811,61613.34

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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