Valparaiso, IN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
439
Total Crimes
1,306.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-47.26%
Below National Average
28 out of 96
In Indiana
4,318 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Valparaiso, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Valparaiso is 1,306.2 per 100,000 people. That's -47.26% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -44.23% 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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Valparaiso SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Valparaiso
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 439 1,306.2 2,341.9 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.6 5.0
Robbery 4 11.9 79.2 81.6
Aggravated Assault 24 71.4 249.3 250.2
Violent Crime 37 110.1 370.8 366.7
Burglary 39 116.0 323.7 340.5
Larceny 350 1,041.4 1,443.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 13 38.7 203.8 219.9
Property Crime 402 1,196.1 1,971.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Valparaiso

37
Violent Crimes
110.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-69.98%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 908.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Valparaiso each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Valparaiso is 110.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -69.98% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -70.31% lower than the Indiana violent crime rate of 370.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Valparaiso

402
Property Crimes
1,196.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
-43.31%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 83.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Valparaiso each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Valparaiso is 1,196.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -43.31% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -39.32% lower than the Indiana property crime rate of 1,971.0 per 100,000 people.

Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Gary, IN 74,687 3,070 4,110.5 3,556.2 554.3
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
Crown Point, IN 30,341 297 978.9 955.8 23.1
Hobart, IN 27,880 1,003 3,597.6 3,457.7 139.9
La Porte, IN 21,557 580 2,690.5 2,152.4 538.1
Griffith, IN 15,957 297 1,861.3 1,792.3 68.9
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
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