Gary, IN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,070
Total Crimes
4,110.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
65.97%
Above National Average
82 out of 96
In Indiana
8,820 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Gary, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Gary is 4,110.5 per 100,000 people. That's 65.97% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 75.52% 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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Gary SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
5

How Does Gary Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Gary
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,070 4,110.5 2,341.9 2,476.7
Murder 57 76.3 5.6 5.0
Robbery 175 234.3 79.2 81.6
Aggravated Assault 161 215.6 249.3 250.2
Violent Crime 414 554.3 370.8 366.7
Burglary 567 759.2 323.7 340.5
Larceny 1,599 2,140.9 1,443.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 490 656.1 203.8 219.9
Property Crime 2,656 3,556.2 1,971.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Gary

414.0
Violent Crimes
554.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
51.16%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 180.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Gary each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Gary is 554.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 51.16% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 49.47% higher than the Indiana violent crime rate of 370.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Gary

2,656.0
Property Crimes
3,556.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
68.55%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Gary each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Gary is 3,556.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 68.55% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 80.42% higher than the Indiana property crime rate of 1,971.0 per 100,000 people.

Gary 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 Gary

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Hammond, IN 75,201 3,107 4,131.6 3,712.7 418.9
Portage, IN 36,800 656 1,782.6 1,584.2 198.4
Merrillville, IN 34,724 630 1,814.3 1,670.3 144.0
Hobart, IN 27,880 1,003 3,597.6 3,457.7 139.9
East Chicago, IN 27,717 1,295 4,672.2 3,947.0 725.2
Lansing, IL 27,570 1,599 5,799.8 5,422.6 377.2
Highland, IN 22,220 412 1,854.2 1,768.7 85.5
South Holland, IL 21,438 651 3,036.7 2,677.5 359.2
Homewood, IL 18,831 841 4,466.0 4,280.2 185.9
Country Club Hills, IL 16,491 597 3,620.2 3,353.3 266.8
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