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Indianapolis Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (13th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (29th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 17th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (170th per 100k)
  • Murder: 11th (247th per 100k)
  • Rape: 11th (655th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (341st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 9th (79th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (760th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (358th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 13th (1,325th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 18th (258th per 100k)

In Marion County. (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 862,781
  • Households: 316,037
  • Median Income: $51,682.00
  • Land Area: 366.453 miles2
  • Water Area: 6.523 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST
  • ZIP Codes: 46077 • 46107 • 46113 • 46183 • 46201 • 46202 • 46203 • 46204 • 46205 • 46206 • 46207 • 46208 • 46209 • 46211 • 46214 • 46217 • 46218 • 46219 • 46220 • 46221 • 46222 • 46223 • 46224 • 46225 • 46226 • 46227 • 46228 • 46229 • 46230 • 46231 • 46234 • 46235 • 46236 • 46237 • 46239 • 46240 • 46241 • 46242 • 46244 • 46247 • 46249 • 46250 • 46251 • 46253 • 46254 • 46255 • 46256 • 46259 • 46260 • 46262 • 46266 • 46268 • 46274 • 46275 • 46277 • 46278 • 46283 • 46285 • 46291 • 46295 • 46296 • 46298

Indianapolis, IN Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 136 148
Rape 573 677
Agg. Assault 6251 6497
Robbery 3808 3802
Burglary 12125 11085
Vehicle Thefts 5179 4991
Arson 271 0

Violent Crimes in Indianapolis, IN in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 148
Rape 677
Aggravated Assault 6497
Robbery 3802

Property Crimes in Indianapolis, IN in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 11085
Larceny 25301
Motor Vehicle Theft 4991
Arson 0

Murder in Indianapolis, IN

Year Murder
2006 140
2007 114
2008 114
2009 100
2011 96
2012 97
2013 129
2014 136
2015 148

Property Crimes in Indianapolis, IN

Year Property Crimes
2006 49599
2007 50289
2008 49177
2009 47419
2011 46967
2012 46898
2013 44606
2014 41394
2015 41377

Indiana Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Indianapolis, IN included 11124 violent crimes and 41377 property crimes. The 11124 violent crimes included: 148 murders, 6497 aggravated assaults, 677 forcible rapes, and 3802 robberies. The 41377 property crimes included: 4991 motor vehicle thefts, 11085 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 25301 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Indianapolis, IN which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 24099 25653
Murder 330 373
Rape 3801 4193
Agg. Assault 14686 15765
Robbery 6897 7111
Property Crimes 174776 171847
Burglary 36893 34410
Larceny 124022 123918
Vehicle Thefts 13861 13519
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Indianapolis, IN? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Indianapolis or in the greater Indianapolis, IN metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Murder in the state of Indiana

Year Murder
2006 369
2007 356
2008 327
2009 310
2010 292
2011 312
2012 310
2013 355
2014 330
2015 373

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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