SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Indiana for 2019. See if your city made the list.
You’ll recognize 60% of the safest cities in Indiana because they made the list last year as well. St. John held onto the number one spot, with just two violent crimes reported. All of the cities on the list are below both state (5.73) and national (4.49) violent crime rates. But Indiana overall is higher than national rates for both violent and property crime.
Indiana’s property crime rate is 32.55 incidents per 1,000 people, and the national rate is 27.11. In fact, three of the cities on our list (Vincennes, Jeffersonville, and Hobart) reported more than 1,000 total property crimes, which is surprising for cities with populations as small as 17,000. But the biggest city on the list, Carmel, has more than 93,000 residents and reported just 695 property crimes and 17 violent crimes.
There were just six total murders reported among the top 20 safest cities, with 70% reporting zero.
Indiana ranked violent crime as its most concerning safety issue in our State of Safety study.
58% rated violent crime their top concern, which is two percentage points higher than the national average.
11% of Indiana respondents had experienced a violent crime in the past year, compared to 10% nationwide.
Being robbed on the street is the primary violent crime worry, with 53% ranking it number one, but 70% of the cities on our list reported 10 or fewer robberies, and the biggest number was 32 in Jeffersonville.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 20?
See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.
Violent Crime (per 1,000)
Property Crime (per 1,000)
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