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Crime Report for Indianapolis,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Indianapolis, is 0.3 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Indianapolis Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Indianapolis, has a violent crime rate of 1204 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 545 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Indianapolis 1204
IN 545
National 676

Indianapolis, is in the 100% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 100% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Indianapolis, or said another way, 0% of cities in have crime rates higher than Indianapolis.


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Crime Indianapolis IN Nation
Violent Crime Total 1204.3 545.2 676
Murder / NNH 14.1 8.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 58.8 38.2 31.1
Robbery Rate 497.7 209.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 633.8 289.2 315
Property Crime Total 6083.8 4698.3 3726.9
Burglary 1765.0 1069.3 812.3
Larceny Theft 3521.6 3213.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 797.2 415.8 382.3
Arson 45.4 35.2 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Indianapolis, has a property crime rate of 6083.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4698.3 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Indianapolis 6083.8
IN 4698.3
National 3727



Indianapolis Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 89
National Percentile Rank - 93