Gary, IN
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With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Gary 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 20. Within Indiana, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gary. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Gary to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Gary, 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 Gary is one in 165.

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 Gary 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 Gary is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gary, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Gary 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 Gary is one in 202.

Gary Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Gary Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

469

3,422

3,891

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.08

44.35

50.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gary 6.08
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 165

in Gary

1 in 258

in Indiana

Gary VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 77,156
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 50 35 * 204 180
Rate per 1,000 0.65 0.45 2.64 2.33
* 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
Gary 44.35
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Gary

1 in 39

in Indiana

Gary Property CRIMES

Population: 77,156
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 993 2,047 382
Rate per 1,000 12.87 26.53 4.95

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

Gary Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gary 78
Indiana 31