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Safest Places to Live in Indiana 2020

EPF Last Update: June 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

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Berne 4155 0 0,00
2 Winchester 4689 0 0,00
3 New Whiteland 6182 0 0,00
4 Zionsville 27185 0 0,00
5 Lowell 9711 1 0,10
6 St. John 17615 3 0,17
7 Crown Point 29884 6 0,20
8 Porter 4812 1 0,21
9 Westfield 41037 11 0,27
10 Carmel 94128 43 0,46
11 Fishers 94035 46 0,49
12 Griffith 16050 8 0,50
13 Plymouth 9948 5 0,50
14 Auburn 13220 7 0,53
15 Cedar Lake 12602 7 0,56
16 Sellersburg 8935 5 0,56
17 Nappanee 6864 4 0,58
18 Dyer 15880 10 0,63
19 Whitestown 9388 6 0,64
20 West Lafayette 46906 31 0,66
21 Rushville 6009 4 0,67
22 Chesterton 13561 11 0,81
23 Munster 22596 21 0,93
24 Noblesville 63315 59 0,93
25 Batesville 6616 7 1,06
26 Elwood 8405 9 1,07
27 Valparaiso 33610 37 1,10
28 Bedford 13282 16 1,20
29 Westville 5664 7 1,24
30 Brownsburg 26525 33 1,24

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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

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 South Whitley 1745 2 1,15
2 Hagerstown 1678 2 1,19
3 Cannelton 1496 2 1,34
4 Fairmount 2771 9 3,25
5 Albion 2324 16 6,88

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Berne 4155 0 0,00
2 Winchester 4689 0 0,00
3 New Whiteland 6182 0 0,00
4 Lowell 9711 1 0,10
5 Porter 4812 1 0,21
6 Plymouth 9948 5 0,50
7 Sellersburg 8935 5 0,56
8 Nappanee 6864 4 0,58
9 Whitestown 9388 6 0,64
10 Rushville 6009 4 0,67
11 Batesville 6616 7 1,06
12 Elwood 8405 9 1,07
13 Westville 5664 7 1,24
14 Hartford City 5736 8 1,39
15 Bargersville 7695 12 1,56
16 Decatur 9585 17 1,77
17 North Vernon 6694 12 1,79
18 Tell City 7313 16 2,19
19 Portland 6132 14 2,28
20 Ellettsville 6740 17 2,52
21 Boonville 6318 16 2,53
22 Whiting 4802 13 2,71
23 Tipton 5072 18 3,55
24 Bremen 4507 16 3,55
25 Edinburgh 4607 17 3,69
26 Cumberland 5739 23 4,01
27 Rensselaer 5864 25 4,26
28 Huntingburg 6135 32 5,22
29 Kendallville 9850 52 5,28
30 Lawrenceburg 5033 30 5,96
31 Clinton 4707 29 6,16

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Zionsville 27185 0 0,00
2 St. John 17615 3 0,17
3 Crown Point 29884 6 0,20
4 Griffith 16050 8 0,50
5 Auburn 13220 7 0,53
6 Cedar Lake 12602 7 0,56
7 Dyer 15880 10 0,63
8 Chesterton 13561 11 0,81
9 Munster 22596 21 0,93
10 Bedford 13282 16 1,20
11 Brownsburg 26525 33 1,24
12 Bluffton 10046 20 1,99
13 Seymour 19681 41 2,08
14 Hobart 28101 71 2,53
15 Lake Station 11880 31 2,61
16 Speedway 12187 35 2,87
17 Crawfordsville 16207 71 4,38
18 Marion 28116 128 4,55
19 Peru 10973 51 4,65
20 Franklin 25288 129 5,10
21 La Porte 21630 111 5,13
22 Shelbyville 19075 215 11,27

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Westfield 41037 11 0,27
2 Carmel 94128 43 0,46
3 Fishers 94035 46 0,49
4 West Lafayette 46906 31 0,66
5 Noblesville 63315 59 0,93
6 Valparaiso 33610 37 1,10
7 Jeffersonville 47709 65 1,36
8 Goshen 33386 47 1,41
9 Greenwood 58312 83 1,42
10 Columbus 47595 76 1,60
11 Portage 36646 68 1,86
12 Mishawaka 49310 114 2,31
13 Plainfield 33668 93 2,76
14 Muncie 68406 219 3,20
15 Fort Wayne 267634 1024 3,83
16 Anderson 54925 227 4,13
17 Lawrence 49093 210 4,28
18 Lafayette 72904 338 4,64
19 Hammond 76050 365 4,80
20 Gary 75426 374 4,96
21 Bloomington 85730 463 5,40
22 Evansville 118765 675 5,68
23 Kokomo 57804 364 6,30
24 Michigan City 30999 230 7,42
25 South Bend 102397 1064 10,39
26 Elkhart 52659 624 11,85
27 Indianapolis 877584 11170 12,73

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.

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