A Closer Look at Indiana's Safest Cities The other newcomers are St. The most populous and safest city on this year's list Carmel accounts for 19% of violent crime and 21% of property crime among the 10 cities. While Indiana hasn't enjoyed rapid population growth since the 1970s, many people may be considering moving to the state from elsewhere in the U.S. UU.
What can we learn from FBI data on property crimes to determine how Indiana ranks and which communities in the state are most and least likely to be the site? of crimes such as burglary and car theft? What incidents fall under the umbrella of property crimes? Theft, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are the four main categories of property crimes reported by the FBI. In all cases, if the incident involves violence or threats of violence, it is no longer a property crime and is classified as a violent crime. Crime is a complex problem linked to countless causes, but when it comes to property crimes, many researchers have linked high rates to three major problems: poverty, unemployment and urbanization. Not only is crime a complex issue, but it's also hyperlocal, and property crime rates vary dramatically in Indiana.
Hagerstown, a small community of approximately 1,700 residents in Wayne County, has the lowest rate of property crime in Indiana, just over two incidents per 1,000 residents. It should be noted that this rate is based on only three incidents. However, Zionsville, in Boone County, had the second lowest rate in the state, despite being home to nearly 28,000 people. The top five states together had fewer than 150 incidents of property crimes.
At the other end of the spectrum, Clarksville isn't a small village either, but it still has the highest population-adjusted property crime rate in the state according to reports of nearly 1,300 incidents. All information extracted from FBI crime statistics. By downloading our guide, you can also expect to receive our short New Home 101 email series. You can unsubscribe from this subscription at any time you want.