Elwood, IN
Crime Rates


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Elwood, IN crime analytics

The crime rate in Elwood is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Elwood is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Elwood is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Elwood has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Elwood compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Elwood with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Elwood's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Elwood'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 Elwood is one in 704.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elwood's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Elwood 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 Elwood is one in 55.

Elwood Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Elwood Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Elwood 1.42
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 704

in Elwood

1 in 258

in Indiana
Population: 8,449
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.24 1.18
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)

Elwood 18.35
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Elwood

1 in 39

in Indiana
Elwood Property CRIMES
Population: 8,449
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 32 112 11
Rate per 1,000 3.79 13.26 1.30
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

Elwood Crimes Per Square Mile

Elwood 44
Indiana 31