Elkhart, IN
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Elkhart, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 48 per one thousand residents, Elkhart 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 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Elkhart. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Elkhart to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 52,367, Elkhart has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Elkhart does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Elkhart.

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

For Elkhart, 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 Elkhart is one in 84.

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

Importantly, we found that Elkhart 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 Elkhart is one in 187.

Elkhart Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Elkhart Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

625

1,875

2,500

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.93

35.80

47.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elkhart 11.93
Indiana 3.82

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 84

in Elkhart

1 in 262

in Indiana

Elkhart VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 52,367
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 31 56 531
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.59 1.07 10.14

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elkhart 35.80
Indiana 21.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Elkhart

1 in 46

in Indiana

Elkhart Property CRIMES

Population: 52,367
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 361 1,234 280
Rate per 1,000 6.89 23.56 5.35

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Elkhart Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elkhart 102
Indiana 27