Sellersburg, IN
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The crime rate in Sellersburg is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Sellersburg is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Sellersburg is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Indiana, Sellersburg has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sellersburg compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sellersburg with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sellersburg's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sellersburg 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 Sellersburg.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sellersburg 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 Sellersburg; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 197. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sellersburg; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sellersburg Crime Data

 
Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Sellersburg Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

117

161

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.08

13.51

18.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sellersburg 5.08
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 197

in Sellersburg

1 in 258

in Indiana
Sellersburg VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,659
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 * 0 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.69 0.00 4.39
* 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
Sellersburg 13.51
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Sellersburg

1 in 39

in Indiana
Sellersburg Property CRIMES
Population: 8,659
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 81 12
Rate per 1,000 2.77 9.35 1.39
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

Sellersburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sellersburg 41
Indiana 31