Safest Places to Live in Indiana 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 Living

Indiana is a state situated in the Midwestern region of the United States. It borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the West.

With a population of over 660,000, Indiana is the 17th most populous state in the United States. The capital and the largest city is Indianapolis, which has around 850,000 residents. Other major cities are Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Bloomington, etc.

Before becoming a state and being claimed by the settlers, Indiana was home to many indigenous Native American peoples for millennia. Today, this state has a diverse economy, covering many fields, such as agriculture, business, manufacturing, tourism, etc.

Sport is trendy in Indiana, as this state is home to NFL team Indianapolis Colts and NBA team Indiana Pacers.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 5,000 were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Indiana 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Zionsville 27 630 4 0,14
2 St. John 18 478 4 0,22
3 Crown Point 30 341 7 0,23
4 Carmel 95 388 30 0,31
5 Westfield 43 212 16 0,37
6 New Whiteland 6 242 3 0,48
7 Noblesville 64 567 32 0,50
8 Fishers 95 506 51 0,53
9 Sellersburg 8 949 5 0,56
10 Chesterton 13 929 9 0,65

Crime Score in All Cities in Indiana 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Indiana cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Loogootee 2 717 7 2,58
2 Fairmount 2 754 9 3,27
3 Hagerstown 1 670 11 6,59

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Ligonier 4 371 1 0,23
2 New Whiteland 6 242 3 0,48
3 Sellersburg 8 949 5 0,56
4 Columbia City 9 203 12 1,30
5 Plymouth 9 872 13 1,32
6 Ellettsville 6 731 10 1,49
7 Porter 4 821 8 1,66
8 Tipton 5 074 9 1,77
9 Cumberland 5 894 11 1,87
10 Portland 6 069 12 1,98
11 Rensselaer 5 820 12 2,06
12 Westville 5 619 12 2,14
13 Whitestown 9 810 22 2,24
14 Hartford City 5 716 15 2,62
15 Elwood 8 379 24 2,86
16 Edinburgh 4 590 29 6,32
17 Clinton 4 701 42 8,93

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Zionsville 27 630 4 0,14
2 St. John 18 478 4 0,22
3 Chesterton 13 929 9 0,65
4 Griffith 15 957 11 0,69
5 Highland 22 220 19 0,86
6 Bluffton 10 134 9 0,89
7 Greenfield 22 800 21 0,92
8 Munster 22 412 22 0,98
9 Hobart 27 880 39 1,40
10 Brownsburg 27 005 40 1,48
11 Seymour 19 941 41 2,06
12 Bedford 13 271 28 2,11
13 New Haven 15 821 47 2,97
14 Jasper 15 629 48 3,07
15 Speedway 12 202 38 3,11
16 Franklin 25 443 94 3,69
17 Marion 27 829 103 3,70
18 Crawfordsville 16 136 65 4,03
19 La Porte 21 557 116 5,38
20 Clarksville 21 630 118 5,46
21 East Chicago 27 717 201 7,25
22 Shelbyville 19 362 146 7,54

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Crown Point 30 341 7 0,23
2 Carmel 95 388 30 0,31
3 Westfield 43 212 16 0,37
4 Noblesville 64 567 32 0,50
5 Fishers 95 506 51 0,53
6 West Lafayette 49 154 32 0,65
7 Columbus 47 991 67 1,40
8 Plainfield 35 317 50 1,42
9 Merrillville 34 724 50 1,44
10 Greenwood 59 797 97 1,62
11 Portage 36 800 73 1,98
12 Jeffersonville 47 723 114 2,39
13 Lawrence 49 432 178 3,60
14 Fort Wayne 269 366 974 3,62
15 Hammond 75 201 315 4,19
16 Anderson 54 899 242 4,41
17 Lafayette 72 585 352 4,85
18 Gary 74 687 414 5,54
19 Evansville 117 700 721 6,13
20 Kokomo 57 845 392 6,78
21 South Bend 101 944 1 357 13,31

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

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