Elkhart, IN Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
2,493
Total Crimes
4,734.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
84.33%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Elkhart, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Elkhart is 4,734.2 per 100,000 people. That's 84.33% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 84.82% higher than the Indiana total crime rate of 2,561.6 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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Elkhart SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
4
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Elkhart
/ 100k People
Indiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,493 4,734.2 2,561.6 2,568.4
Murder 7 13.3 6.5 5.0
Robbery 56 106.3 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 530 1,006.5 251.6 246.8
Violent Crime 624 1,185.0 382.3 368.9
Burglary 360 683.6 377.6 376.0
Larceny 1,231 2,337.7 1,572.7 1,594.6
Car Theft 278 527.9 229.1 228.9
Property Crime 1,869 3,549.3 2,179.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Elkhart

624
Violent Crimes
1,185.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
221.22%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 84.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Elkhart each year. That compares to a 1 in 261.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Elkhart is 1,185.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 221.22% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 209.99% higher than the Indiana violent crime rate of 382.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Elkhart

1,869
Property Crimes
3,549.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
61.37%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Elkhart each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Elkhart is 3,549.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 61.37% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 62.86% higher than the Indiana property crime rate of 2,179.3 per 100,000 people.

Elkhart 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 Elkhart

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Mishawaka, IN 49,310 2,639 5,351.9 5,120.7 231.2
Goshen, IN 33,386 1,175 3,519.4 3,378.7 140.8
Niles, MI 11,154 343 3,075.1 2,447.6 627.6
Nappanee, IN 6,864 101 1,471.4 1,413.2 58.3
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