Evansville, IN
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Evansville, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 57 per one thousand residents, Evansville 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 17. Within Indiana, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Evansville.

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 118,930, Evansville has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Evansville 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 Evansville.

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

For Evansville, 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 Evansville is one in 144.

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 Evansville 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 Evansville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Evansville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Evansville 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 Evansville is one in 250.

Evansville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Evansville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

825

5,989

6,814

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.94

50.36

57.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Evansville 6.94
Indiana 3.99

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 144

in Evansville

1 in 251

in Indiana

Evansville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 118,930
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 20 75 185 545
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.63 1.56 4.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Evansville 50.36
Indiana 24.17

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Evansville

1 in 41

in Indiana

Evansville Property CRIMES

Population: 118,930
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 864 4,650 475
Rate per 1,000 7.26 39.10 3.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Evansville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Evansville 153
Indiana 30