La Porte, IN
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La Porte, IN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in La Porte is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 La Porte is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, La Porte is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, La Porte has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that La Porte's violent crime rate is 2 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 La Porte is one in 645.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that La Porte's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes La Porte 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 La Porte is one in 28.

La Porte Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

La Porte Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

34

778

812

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

35.50

37.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
La Porte 1.55
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 645

in La Porte

1 in 258

in Indiana

La Porte VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,916
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 14 15
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.18 0.64 0.68

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
La Porte 35.50
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in La Porte

1 in 39

in Indiana

La Porte Property CRIMES

Population: 21,916
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 127 627 24
Rate per 1,000 5.79 28.61 1.10

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

La Porte Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
La Porte 66
Indiana 31