Portage, IN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
656
Total Crimes
1,782.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-28.02%
Below National Average
42 out of 96
In Indiana
5,628 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Portage, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portage is 1,782.6 per 100,000 people. That's -28.02% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -23.88% lower 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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Portage SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Portage
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 656 1,782.6 2,341.9 2,476.7
Murder 1 2.7 5.6 5.0
Robbery 5 13.6 79.2 81.6
Aggravated Assault 57 154.9 249.3 250.2
Violent Crime 73 198.4 370.8 366.7
Burglary 55 149.5 323.7 340.5
Larceny 493 1,339.7 1,443.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 35 95.1 203.8 219.9
Property Crime 583 1,584.2 1,971.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Portage

73.0
Violent Crimes
198.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-45.90%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 504.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portage is 198.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -45.90% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -46.51% lower than the Indiana violent crime rate of 370.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portage

583.0
Property Crimes
1,584.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
-24.91%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 63.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portage is 1,584.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -24.91% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -19.62% lower than the Indiana property crime rate of 1,971.0 per 100,000 people.

Portage 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 Portage

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Valparaiso, IN 33,610 439 1,306.2 1,196.1 110.1
Crown Point, IN 30,341 297 978.9 955.8 23.1
Lansing, IL 27,570 1,599 5,799.8 5,422.6 377.2
Munster, IN 22,412 351 1,566.1 1,468.0 98.2
Griffith, IN 15,957 297 1,861.3 1,792.3 68.9
Dyer, IN 15,880 143 900.5 837.5 63.0
Chesterton, IN 13,929 134 962.0 897.4 64.6
Lake Station, IN 11,880 352 2,963.0 2,702.0 260.9
Westville, IN 5,619 50 889.8 676.3 213.6
Porter, IN 4,821 31 643.0 477.1 165.9
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