Vincennes, IN
Crime Rates


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Vincennes, IN crime analytics

With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Vincennes has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within Indiana, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Vincennes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Vincennes'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 Vincennes is one in 643.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Vincennes experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Vincennes is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Vincennes, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Vincennes 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 Vincennes is one in 305.

Vincennes Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Vincennes Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Vincennes 1.55
Indiana 3.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 643

in Vincennes

1 in 258

in Indiana
Population: 18,012
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 7 * 6 13
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.39 0.33 0.72
* 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)

Vincennes 47.14
Indiana 25.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Vincennes

1 in 39

in Indiana
Vincennes Property CRIMES
Population: 18,012
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 209 581 59
Rate per 1,000 11.60 32.26 3.28
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

Vincennes Crimes Per Square Mile

Vincennes 117
Indiana 31