According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Indiana
Whether you’re thinking about moving or traveling soon, it’s important to consider what neighborhoods you visit and reside in. This list of Indiana’s most dangerous cities will give you a head start when it comes to figuring out which towns and metropolitan areas might have places to avoid. Our friends at RoadSnacks have compiled the most recent FBI statistics (which are from 2021), and we’ve worked with them to bring you the most important information. Scroll on to check it out:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
What other dangerous cities would you have put on this list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Address: Gary, IN, USA
Address: Evansville, IN, USA
Address: South Bend, IN, USA
Address: Anderson, IN, USA
Address: Lafayette, IN, USA
Address: Clarksville, IN, USA
Address: East Chicago, IN, USA
Address: Hammond, IN, USA
Address: Speedway, IN, USA
Address: Kokomo, IN, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center
Most Dangerous Cities in Indiana
January 05, 2022
What are the crime rates in Indiana like?
Indiana isn’t the best, but it’s certainly not the worst when it comes to crime (both violent and property types). Overall, it ranks 22nd when it comes to a list of the most dangerous states, and this is due to an unusually high murder rate in certain towns (like Gary). In 2018, there were 3.56 violent crimes for every 1,000 residents, and you generally stand a 1 in 281 chance of being the victim of a violent crime yourself. As for property crime, there was more of this than violent crimes (thank goodness, we guess?). Your odds of becoming the victim of a property crime (things like burglary and theft) are 1 in 56 – quite a jump from the violent crime odds. Overall, Indiana sees about 23 crimes per square mile per year.
Where are some dangerous places to avoid in Indiana?
If you ask almost any Hoosier this question, most of them will say the same exact thing: stay away from Gary. It’s clear why: it’s only safer than 7% of other US cities. Its crime rates are much higher than the state averages, with 5.40 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 33.11 property crimes per 1,000 residents. In total, that’s 38.51 crimes for every 1,000 people, and that’s nothing to shake a stick at. While in Indiana you have a 1 in 281 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime, in Gary, those odds shift to a 1 in 185 chance. As for property crimes, you have a 1 in 30 chance of being a victim. Gary was once known as the “murder capital of the United States” in the 1990s, and though it’s cleaned up its act in recent years, it’s still not the safest place to find yourself alone outside at night. However, if you do decide you want to check it out, Gary is a hotspot for artists and urban explorers.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!