Griffith, IN
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The crime rate in Griffith is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Griffith is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Griffith is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Griffith has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Griffith'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 Griffith is one in 963.

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

Griffith Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Griffith Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

461

478

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.04

28.15

29.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Griffith 1.04
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 963

in Griffith

1 in 258

in Indiana
Griffith VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 16,378
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 9 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.06 0.55 0.43
* 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
Griffith 28.15
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Griffith

1 in 39

in Indiana
Griffith Property CRIMES
Population: 16,378
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 65 372 24
Rate per 1,000 3.97 22.71 1.47
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

Griffith Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Griffith 62
Indiana 31