Fort Wayne, IN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
8,411
Total Crimes
3,122.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
26.08%
Above National Average
66 out of 96
In Indiana
7,951 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Fort Wayne, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Fort Wayne is 3,122.5 per 100,000 people. That's 26.08% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 33.33% higher than the Indiana total crime rate of 2,341.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Fort Wayne SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8.5

How Does Fort Wayne Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Fort Wayne
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,411 3,122.5 2,341.9 2,476.7
Murder 26 9.7 5.6 5.0
Robbery 357 132.5 79.2 81.6
Aggravated Assault 446 165.6 249.3 250.2
Violent Crime 974 361.6 370.8 366.7
Burglary 990 367.5 323.7 340.5
Larceny 5,879 2,182.5 1,443.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 568 210.9 203.8 219.9
Property Crime 7,437 2,760.9 1,971.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Wayne

974.0
Violent Crimes
361.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-1.39%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 276.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Wayne each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Wayne is 361.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -1.39% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -2.50% lower than the Indiana violent crime rate of 370.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Wayne

7,437.0
Property Crimes
2,760.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
30.86%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 36.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Wayne each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Wayne is 2,760.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 30.86% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 40.08% higher than the Indiana property crime rate of 1,971.0 per 100,000 people.

Fort Wayne Crime Compared To Indiana Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Indiana.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Fort Wayne

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Goshen, IN 33,386 1,175 3,519.4 3,378.7 140.8
Defiance, OH 16,601 247 1,487.9 1,355.3 132.5
New Haven, IN 15,821 373 2,357.6 2,060.6 297.1
Auburn, IN 13,220 176 1,331.3 1,278.4 53.0
Van Wert, OH 10,662 359 3,367.1 3,151.4 215.7
Decatur, IN 9,585 151 1,575.4 1,398.0 177.4
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