Indiana’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Indiana is known for many things. The state where the fictional and spooky events of Stranger Things take place. The high production of agriculture, specifically corn— yum! And the host of the Indianapolis 500, one of the biggest sporting events in the United States. From its capital city of Indianapolis to smaller cities like Gary, there’s a huge variety of places to go in Indiana whether you’re more of a city person or a country person. Want water? Head out to Lake Michigan, with 40 miles of the shoreline in Indiana! Want nature? Indiana has 100 tree species native to the state, with 17% of the land being forest. Want cities? Check out Indianapolis, Bloomingtown, or Fort Wayne.

If you’re in Indiana for whatever reason, make sure to check out:

  • Indiana Dunes National Park: Next to the beach, this national park includes hotels, eateries, plus 15 miles of shoreline ideal for swimming, bird-watching, or sun-bathing.
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: If you’ve got kids, they’ll love this interactive museum which boasts a library, science labs, a carousel, plus a planetarium.
  • Indianapolis Zoo: Located in White River State Park, this zoo and aquarium has rides, shows, a garden, plus areas to pet and play with animals.

But before you go to Indiana, you should probably check out its safest cities. You’ve come to the right place! The safest city in Indiana, based on FBI crime statistics, is Bluffton, nicknamed “The Parlor City” due to its paved streets. With a population just over 10,000 people, there are hardly any crimes in Bluffton. In fact, for every 1,000 people, there were .7 violent crimes and no property crimes whatsoever! Other top picks for the safest cities in Indiana include New Whiteland, Carmel, and Dyer.

3.99

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

2.31
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
24.169

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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1
Bluffton, Indiana
Bluffton
Safety Score: 89.94

Bluffton, IN

Population 10,011
Median Income 40,194
Households 4,170
Violent Crime 0.7
Violent Crime +0.2
Property Crimes 0
Property Crime -40.2

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New Whiteland, Indiana
New Whitela.
Safety Score: 87.75

New Whiteland, IN

Population 6,117
Median Income 60,381
Households 2,162
Violent Crime 0.16
Violent Crime +0.16
Property Crimes 6.38
Property Crime -5.47

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Carmel, Indiana
Carmel
Safety Score: 87.11

Carmel, IN

Population 93,098
Median Income 109,201
Households 33,158
Violent Crime 0.18
Violent Crime -0.1
Property Crimes 7.47
Property Crime -1.39

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Dyer, Indiana
Dyer
Safety Score: 86.62

Dyer, IN

Population 15,869
Median Income 79,167
Households 6,016
Violent Crime 0.25
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 8.51
Property Crime -2.44

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St. John, Indiana
St. John
Safety Score: 86.53

St. John, IN

Population 17,128
Median Income 103,701
Households 5,683
Violent Crime 0.12
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 8.35
Property Crime 0.98

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Hartford City, Indiana
Hartford Ci.
Safety Score: 86.02

Hartford City, IN

Population 5,873
Median Income 36,136
Households 2,550
Violent Crime 1.19
Violent Crime +0.18
Property Crimes 8
Property Crime -5.45

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Fishers, Indiana
Fishers
Safety Score: 85.57

Fishers, IN

Population 92,367
Median Income 101,469
Households 31,469
Violent Crime 0.47
Violent Crime +0.2
Property Crimes 9.26
Property Crime -1.06

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Sellersburg, Indiana
Sellersburg
Safety Score: 85.25

Sellersburg, IN

Population 8,836
Median Income 61,617
Households 3,166
Violent Crime 0.79
Violent Crime -2.19
Property Crimes 9.73
Property Crime -1.16

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West Lafayette, Indiana
West Lafaye.
Safety Score: 84.49

West Lafayette, IN

Population 46,541
Median Income 31,230
Households 13,252
Violent Crime 1.05
Violent Crime -0.18
Property Crimes 10.01
Property Crime 0.24

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Crown Point, Indiana
Crown Point
Safety Score: 84.4

Crown Point, IN

Population 29,399
Median Income 69,471
Households 11,168
Violent Crime 0.34
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 11.33
Property Crime -1.12

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Huntingburg, Indiana
Huntingburg
Safety Score: 83.64

Huntingburg, IN

Population 6,143
Median Income 48,984
Households 2,391
Violent Crime 3.26
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 8.95
Property Crime NAN

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Jasper, Indiana
Jasper
Safety Score: 83.42

Jasper, IN

Population 15,577
Median Income 55,878
Households 6,364
Violent Crime 2.25
Violent Crime -0.65
Property Crimes 10.27
Property Crime -0.74

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Brownsburg, Indiana
Brownsburg
Safety Score: 83.11

Brownsburg, IN

Population 26,030
Median Income 68,986
Households 9,056
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.13
Property Crimes 11.45
Property Crime -2.08

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Decatur, Indiana
Decatur
Safety Score: 81.73

Decatur, IN

Population 9,541
Median Income 41,004
Households 4,161
Violent Crime 1.05
Violent Crime +0.52
Property Crimes 14.36
Property Crime -3.79

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Portland, Indiana
Portland
Safety Score: 80.83

Portland, IN

Population 6,154
Median Income 35,919
Households 2,604
Violent Crime 2.27
Violent Crime +0.33
Property Crimes 14.3
Property Crime 1.2

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Tipton, Indiana
Tipton
Safety Score: 80.79

Tipton, IN

Population 5,094
Median Income 46,310
Households 2,146
Violent Crime 1.57
Violent Crime +1.18
Property Crimes 15.12
Property Crime -7.62

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Valparaiso, Indiana
Valparaiso
Safety Score: 80.74

Valparaiso, IN

Population 33,329
Median Income 52,507
Households 12,632
Violent Crime 1.44
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 15.12
Property Crime NAN

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
Cedar Lake
Safety Score: 80.61

Cedar Lake, IN

Population 12,286
Median Income 70,702
Households 4,207
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.08
Property Crimes 16.12
Property Crime -1.92

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Batesville, Indiana
Batesville
Safety Score: 80.37

Batesville, IN

Population 6,705
Median Income 53,344
Households 2,631
Violent Crime 2.39
Violent Crime +0.13
Property Crimes 14.47
Property Crime -0.62

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Bargersville, Indiana
Bargersvill.
Safety Score: 79.78

Bargersville, IN

Population 7,441
Median Income 81,673
Households 2,447
Violent Crime 1.21
Violent Crime +0.36
Property Crimes 16.93
Property Crime -6.18

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Whitestown, Indiana
Whitestown
Safety Score: 78.56

Whitestown, IN

Population 7,464
Median Income 74,876
Households 2,309
Violent Crime 1.88
Violent Crime -2.79
Property Crimes 18.62
Property Crime -0.8

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Ellettsville, Indiana
Ellettsvill.
Safety Score: 78.4

Ellettsville, IN

Population 6,682
Median Income 48,657
Households 2,773
Violent Crime 1.35
Violent Crime -1.98
Property Crimes 18.56
Property Crime 3.42

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Munster, Indiana
Munster
Safety Score: 77.73

Munster, IN

Population 22,701
Median Income 78,251
Households 8,756
Violent Crime 1.01
Violent Crime +0.57
Property Crimes 20.18
Property Crime -0.42

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Alexandria, Indiana
Alexandria
Safety Score: 77.34

Alexandria, IN

Population 5,004
Median Income 50,375
Households 1,954
Violent Crime 1.8
Violent Crime +0.81
Property Crimes 19.98
Property Crime -3.49

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Beech Grove, Indiana
Beech Grove
Safety Score: 76.08

Beech Grove, IN

Population 14,831
Median Income 37,819
Households 5,812
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.64
Property Crimes 22.79
Property Crime -6.76

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New Haven, Indiana
New Haven
Safety Score: 75.23

New Haven, IN

Population 15,481
Median Income 47,649
Households 6,083
Violent Crime 2.45
Violent Crime +0.06
Property Crimes 21.64
Property Crime -0.58

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Bedford, Indiana
Bedford
Safety Score: 74.46

Bedford, IN

Population 13,330
Median Income 40,076
Households 5,605
Violent Crime 0.83
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 25.28
Property Crime -0.52

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Plymouth, Indiana
Plymouth
Safety Score: 73.16

Plymouth, IN

Population 9,936
Median Income 35,713
Households 3,855
Violent Crime 0.6
Violent Crime -0.1
Property Crimes 27.38
Property Crime 5.26

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Elwood, Indiana
Elwood
Safety Score: 72.73

Elwood, IN

Population 8,386
Median Income 36,342
Households 3,523
Violent Crime 1.43
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 26.35
Property Crime 5.58

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North Vernon, Indiana
North Verno.
Safety Score: 72.49

North Vernon, IN

Population 6,837
Median Income 42,200
Households 2,640
Violent Crime 2.63
Violent Crime -1.76
Property Crimes 25.89
Property Crime -13.51

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Linton, Indiana
Linton
Safety Score: 72.34

Linton, IN

Population 5,221
Median Income 39,317
Households 2,249
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime -0.75
Property Crimes 28.16
Property Crime -8.35

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Kendallville, Indiana
Kendallvill.
Safety Score: 72.25

Kendallville, IN

Population 9,915
Median Income 37,232
Households 4,153
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -7.24
Property Crimes 22.79
Property Crime -3.46

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Mooresville, Indiana
Mooresville
Safety Score: 72.14

Mooresville, IN

Population 9,709
Median Income 52,513
Households 3,821
Violent Crime 0.72
Violent Crime -0.83
Property Crimes 28.84
Property Crime -1.65

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Lake Station, Indiana
Lake Statio.
Safety Score: 71.65

Lake Station, IN

Population 11,852
Median Income 41,930
Households 4,037
Violent Crime 1.27
Violent Crime -1.66
Property Crimes 28.01
Property Crime -11.72

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Plainfield, Indiana
Plainfield
Safety Score: 71.61

Plainfield, IN

Population 32,067
Median Income 62,121
Households 11,583
Violent Crime 2.65
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 26.69
Property Crime -2.7

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Cumberland, Indiana
Cumberland
Safety Score: 71.17

Cumberland, IN

Population 5,649
Median Income 61,025
Households 2,063
Violent Crime 2.83
Violent Crime -1.72
Property Crimes 27.62
Property Crime -7.66

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
Crawfordsvi.
Safety Score: 70.56

Crawfordsville, IN

Population 16,011
Median Income 40,899
Households 6,427
Violent Crime 4.75
Violent Crime +1.76
Property Crimes 25.67
Property Crime -0.63

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
Jeffersonvi.
Safety Score: 70.41

Jeffersonville, IN

Population 47,459
Median Income 52,861
Households 18,085
Violent Crime 1.41
Violent Crime +0.04
Property Crimes 30.24
Property Crime 1.29

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Highland, Indiana
Highland
Safety Score: 68.43

Highland, IN

Population 22,577
Median Income 62,345
Households 9,533
Violent Crime 1.59
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 32.56
Property Crime NAN

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Goshen, Indiana
Goshen
Safety Score: 68.37

Goshen, IN

Population 33,195
Median Income 46,055
Households 12,435
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.51
Property Crimes 33.68
Property Crime -4.67

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne
Safety Score: 66.97

Fort Wayne, IN

Population 266,259
Median Income 45,853
Households 104,842
Violent Crime 3.58
Violent Crime -0.39
Property Crimes 31.8
Property Crime -2.31

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Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomington
Safety Score: 66.45

Bloomington, IN

Population 85,121
Median Income 33,172
Households 30,569
Violent Crime 5.2
Violent Crime +0.74
Property Crimes 30.36
Property Crime -1.53

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Merrillville, Indiana
Merrillvill.
Safety Score: 66.04

Merrillville, IN

Population 34,999
Median Income 56,330
Households 13,952
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -1.39
Property Crimes 36.74
Property Crime -0.71

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Kokomo, Indiana
Kokomo
Safety Score: 65.8

Kokomo, IN

Population 57,758
Median Income 41,366
Households 25,363
Violent Crime 7.22
Violent Crime -0.39
Property Crimes 28.9
Property Crime -1.45

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Logansport, Indiana
Logansport
Safety Score: 65.31

Logansport, IN

Population 17,700
Median Income 35,603
Households 6,839
Violent Crime 1.36
Violent Crime +0.51
Property Crimes 37.29
Property Crime 1.47

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Greenwood, Indiana
Greenwood
Safety Score: 65.23

Greenwood, IN

Population 57,484
Median Income 55,274
Households 21,371
Violent Crime 5.18
Violent Crime +0.56
Property Crimes 32.39
Property Crime -1.64

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Rushville, Indiana
Rushville
Safety Score: 65.21

Rushville, IN

Population 6,022
Median Income 40,154
Households 2,590
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 38.53
Property Crime NAN

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Franklin, Indiana
Franklin
Safety Score: 64.45

Franklin, IN

Population 25,060
Median Income 56,367
Households 9,202
Violent Crime 5.07
Violent Crime +0.43
Property Crimes 33.96
Property Crime -8.38

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Muncie, Indiana
Muncie
Safety Score: 64.15

Muncie, IN

Population 68,814
Median Income 32,372
Households 27,666
Violent Crime 3.57
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 36.2
Property Crime -3.12

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Seymour, Indiana
Seymour
Safety Score: 63.75

Seymour, IN

Population 19,604
Median Income 43,664
Households 7,597
Violent Crime 3.37
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 37.34
Property Crime 0.91

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulation Median IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Marion, IN28,38532,8793.42 37.24 2.1863.65
52Shelbyville, IN19,04748,0710 27.98 2.3163.59
53Gary, IN75,80829,2936.21 34.05 2.3563.11
54East Chicago, IN28,21030,2056.66 34.56 3.1263.09
55Lafayette, IN72,27443,8945.04 36.49 1.9662.57
56Speedway, IN12,15040,1093.13 41.07 2.861.56
57Hobart, IN28,06658,3663.31 41.65 2.3260.86
58Hammond, IN76,55044,4276.35 39.14 2.6959.8
59Warsaw, IN14,85050,0460 41.28 2.2959.55
60Anderson, IN54,95934,6934.73 44 1.9157.82
61Evansville, IN119,37136,9566.91 50.09 2.3651.54
62Indianapolis, IN870,78854,64013.34 44.12 1.8749.87
63South Bend, IN101,85737,44110.45 50.07 2.3748.28

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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