Chesterton, IN
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Chesterton, 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

Chesterton has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chesterton is 1 in 71. How does Chesterton fare compared to other communities in Indiana of all population sizes? Chesterton's crime rate is lower than approximately 38% of Indiana communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Chesterton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Chesterton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Chesterton's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Chesterton is one in 840.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Chesterton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Chesterton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

54

(100 is safest)


Safer than 54% of U.S. Cities

Chesterton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

172

188

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.19

12.80

14.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chesterton 1.19
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 840

in Chesterton

1 in 258

in Indiana

Chesterton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,433
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 * 2 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.74 0.15 0.30
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Chesterton 12.80
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 78

in Chesterton

1 in 39

in Indiana

Chesterton Property CRIMES

Population: 13,433
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 30 133 9
Rate per 1,000 2.23 9.90 0.67

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

Chesterton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chesterton 20
Indiana 31