Portage, IN Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
808
Total Crimes
2,204.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-14.15%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Portage, IN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portage is 2,204.9 per 100,000 people. That's -14.15% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -13.93% lower 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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Portage SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
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 808 2,204.9 2,561.6 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 6.5 5.0
Robbery 7 19.1 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 44 120.1 251.6 246.8
Violent Crime 68 185.6 382.3 368.9
Burglary 60 163.7 377.6 376.0
Larceny 641 1,749.2 1,572.7 1,594.6
Car Theft 39 106.4 229.1 228.9
Property Crime 740 2,019.3 2,179.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Portage

68
Violent Crimes
185.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-49.70%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 538.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 261.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portage is 185.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -49.70% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -51.46% lower than the Indiana violent crime rate of 382.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portage

740
Property Crimes
2,019.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-8.19%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 49.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portage is 2,019.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -8.19% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -7.34% lower than the Indiana property crime rate of 2,179.3 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 29,884 341 1,141.1 1,121.0 20.1
Lansing, IL 27,904 1,613 5,780.5 5,465.2 315.4
Munster, IN 22,596 396 1,752.5 1,659.6 92.9
Griffith, IN 16,050 389 2,423.7 2,373.8 49.8
Dyer, IN 15,880 143 900.5 837.5 63.0
Chesterton, IN 13,561 122 899.6 818.5 81.1
Lake Station, IN 11,880 352 2,963.0 2,702.0 260.9
Westville, IN 5,664 30 529.7 406.1 123.6
Porter, IN 4,812 29 602.7 581.9 20.8
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