East Chicago, IN
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East Chicago, 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

With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, East Chicago 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 21. Within Indiana, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than East Chicago.

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

For East Chicago, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in East Chicago is one in 114.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that East Chicago experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in East Chicago is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In East Chicago, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that East Chicago has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in East Chicago is one in 305.

East Chicago Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

East Chicago Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

252

1,103

1,355

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.78

38.43

47.21

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East Chicago 8.78
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 114

in East Chicago

1 in 258

in Indiana

East Chicago VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,699
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 17 * 91 137
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.59 3.17 4.77
* 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
East Chicago 38.43
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in East Chicago

1 in 39

in Indiana

East Chicago Property CRIMES

Population: 28,699
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 245 764 94
Rate per 1,000 8.54 26.62 3.28

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

East Chicago Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East Chicago 96
Indiana 31