Indiana’s most dangerous cities; Marion ranks #8, according to FBI statistics.

By Ashley Lopez

10: Lafayette:One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is 1 in 24.

9: Anderson:with only about 55,000 residents, car theft is nearly twice the state and national average as is burglary and robbery.

8: Marion: 28,500 residents, having 62% higher crime rate compared to the rest of the state, and 61% higher crime rate than the national average. Larceny and property crime being the worst.

7: Shelbyville: Only about 20,000 residents, but the rate of aggravated assault is 4x above the state average. Violent crime, is about 3x above the state and national average.

6: Gary: Double the state and national average for robberies.

5: Elkhart: Violent crime is almost 3x the state average, with only 52,600 residents.

4: Evansville: With a crime rate of 57 per one thousand residents, Evansville has one of the highest crime rates in America (compared to all communities of all sizes)

3: Indianapolis: The state capital has about 850,000 residents. Over 140 people are killed per year. Plus, the violent crime rate is 3x higher than the National average.

2: South Bend: Crime rates across here are about twice the state average.

1: Michigan City: Violent crime and property crime are both more than twice the state average, making this the #1 most dangerous city in Indiana.

Sources: Area Vibes , Nieghborhood Scout

6 thoughts on “Indiana’s most dangerous cities; Marion ranks #8, according to FBI statistics.

  • January 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Wow ! I’m from Marion!#

  • January 6, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Marion’s crime issues at the result of addictions crisis here but also the gross fiscal decisions that have cut out police force. The jail stays overcrowded more times than not, officers do not stay here, we have poorly trained turn keys and overworked officers and we have some that shouldnt be officers to begin with.

  • January 8, 2020 at 3:18 am

    I am from Huntington which is a stones throw from Marion. Although there is a lot of crime, state wide, gangs are making the difference. They are moving in on these small cookie cutter towns and infecting them faster than a real disease could!!! Fort Wayne is another small town Indiana that has been corrupted by the gangs and the drugs. It is truly sad to see these small towns fall to ruin like they are. It is happening so fast!!!!

  • January 8, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    No wonder Walmart treat you like a criminal every time you try to leave. I had no idea Marion was any worse than anywhere else in Indiana

  • January 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    are you kidding me Michigan city was number 1 . That’s crap our city by the lake is not that bad so next time you do this talk to the real people of Michigan city

  • January 10, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    So, I get the purpose of this type of article. Can we please show any kind of relatable statistics? What does “nearly twice” mean? How can we take an article serious that uses “about twice” as a measurement against any source material or comparable listing? I’d like to see facts and not estimations, especially if it’s in an article giving this level of fear-mongering psudo-journalism.


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