Bluffton, IN
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Bluffton, IN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Bluffton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bluffton is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Bluffton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Bluffton has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bluffton to other communities of similar population, then Bluffton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton.

For Bluffton, 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 Bluffton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3335, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bluffton's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Bluffton a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bluffton is one in 29.

Bluffton Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Bluffton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bluffton 0.30
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,335

in Bluffton

1 in 258

in Indiana


Population: 10,005
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.20
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.


Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bluffton 34.68
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Bluffton

1 in 39

in Indiana

Bluffton Property CRIMES

Population: 10,005
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 287 11
Rate per 1,000 4.90 28.69 1.10

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bluffton Crimes Per Square Mile

Bluffton 42
Indiana 31