Valparaiso, IN
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Valparaiso, 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

Valparaiso has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 57. How does Valparaiso fare compared to other communities in Indiana of all population sizes? Valparaiso's crime rate is lower than approximately 29% of Indiana communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Valparaiso has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Valparaiso is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Valparaiso'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 Valparaiso is one in 906.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Valparaiso's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso is one in 61.

Valparaiso Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Valparaiso Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Valparaiso 1.10
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 906

in Valparaiso

1 in 258

in Indiana


Population: 32,626
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 * 6 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.18 0.70
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.


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)

Valparaiso 16.52
Indiana 25.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in Valparaiso

1 in 39

in Indiana

Valparaiso Property CRIMES

Population: 32,626
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 67 446 26
Rate per 1,000 2.05 13.67 0.80

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

Valparaiso Crimes Per Square Mile

Valparaiso 37
Indiana 31