Merrillville, IN
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Merrillville neighborhoods




Merrillville, IN crime analytics


The crime rate in Merrillville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Merrillville is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Merrillville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Merrillville has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Merrillville'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 Merrillville is one in 719.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Merrillville's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Merrillville 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 Merrillville is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Merrillville 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 Merrillville is one in 363.

Merrillville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Merrillville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

49

1,188

1,237

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.39

33.73

35.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Merrillville 1.39
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 719

in Merrillville

1 in 258

in Indiana
Merrillville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 35,224
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 * 36 11
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.03 1.02 0.31
* 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
Merrillville 33.73
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Merrillville

1 in 39

in Indiana
Merrillville Property CRIMES
Population: 35,224
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 124 967 97
Rate per 1,000 3.52 27.45 2.75
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

Merrillville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Merrillville 37
Indiana 31