Fort Wayne, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Fort Wayne is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Fort Wayne is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Fort Wayne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Fort Wayne has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Fort Wayne has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fort Wayne occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fort Wayne; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 276. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Fort Wayne 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Wayne's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne is one in 36.

Fort Wayne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Fort Wayne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

978

7,451

8,429

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.62

27.56

31.17

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.62
3.71
National Median: 4
    Fort Wayne
    Indiana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 276

in Fort Wayne

1 in 270

in Indiana

Fort Wayne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 270,402
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 146 357 449
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.54 1.32 1.66

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.56
19.71
National Median: 21
    Fort Wayne
    Indiana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Fort Wayne

1 in 51

in Indiana

Fort Wayne Property CRIMES

Population: 270,402
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 990 5,890 571
Rate per 1,000 3.66 21.78 2.11

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Fort Wayne Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
76
25
National Median: 28.3
    Fort Wayne
    Indiana