With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 13 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Petersburg is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 64% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Petersburg is one in 74. Compared to communities within Indiana, Petersburg‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 57% of the state's cities and towns.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Petersburg has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Petersburg is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Petersburg does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Petersburg.
For Petersburg, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Petersburg than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1192, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Petersburg is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Petersburg than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 79.