7 Troubling Facts About Indiana You Would Be Better Off Not Knowing

One great part about life in Indiana is that Hoosiers are always so proud of their roots and their state’s history. However, despite all the good we experience here in Indiana, there are definitely some improvements that could be made. Here are nine rather pessimistic facts regarding Indiana – but don’t let these fool you into thinking the Hoosier State isn’t worth visiting (or moving to)! None of these facts are judgments about the character or culture of the state – we love Indiana! But, unfortunately, there will always be some bad facts about Indiana we can’t simply ignore:

Well, not exactly the best news, but knowing these facts is part of the battle, right? I think Hoosiers can help turn some of this around. What do you think?

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Bad Facts About Indiana

January 02, 2023
  1. What are some bad things about Indiana?  

With as many positives as there are about life in Indiana, unfortunately, there are also some negatives. Some of the bad things about Indiana are things like:  

  • Indiana has some of the lowest voter turnouts in the nation 
  • Indiana has the third-highest number of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles in the U.S. 
  • Indiana is home to Gary, the “Murder Capital of the World” in the 1990s 
  • Some Indiana towns have the worst water in the country 


2. What are some of the most dangerous towns in Indiana?  

As you likely notice, the “bad” things about Indiana are mostly related to towns and cities with less-than-ideal crime rates. At the time of this writing, some of the most dangerous towns in Indiana include:  


3. What are some good things about Indiana?  

So, all that being said: what are some positive things about the Hoosier State? Some of our favorite good things about Indiana include things like:  

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