Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Bloomington has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Indiana, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bloomington.

Importantly, when you compare Bloomington to other communities of similar population, then Bloomington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bloomington does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bloomington 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 Bloomington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bloomington occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Bloomington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 212. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bloomington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bloomington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 28, which is a rate of 36 per one thousand population.

Bloomington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Bloomington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

398

3,063

3,461

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.71

36.26

40.98

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bloomington 4.71
Indiana 4.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 212

in Bloomington

1 in 247

in Indiana

Bloomington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 84,465
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 57 72 267
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.67 0.85 3.16

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bloomington 36.26
Indiana 25.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Bloomington

1 in 39

in Indiana

Bloomington Property CRIMES

Population: 84,465
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 583 2,326 154
Rate per 1,000 6.90 27.54 1.82

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bloomington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bloomington 148
Indiana 31