New study ranks South Bend as one of the worst for property crime


new study finds Indiana has the No. 30 worst property crime rate in the country including burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson.

The state’s current property crime rate is 7% higher than the national average at 19.7 crimes per 1,000 people.  Clarksville, Indiana, has the highest rate, while Hagerstown, Indiana, has the lowest.

Nationally, one-in-five households experienced property crime last year and victims lost $13 billion in 2019. today released a study on The State of Property Crimes in Indiana using the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data.

Additional Key Findings in Indiana:

  • Residents have a 1.97% chance of being victims in the next year.
  • The five worst cities are Clarksville, Edinburgh, Seymour, South Bend, Evansville.
  • The five best cities are Hagerstown, Zionsville, Loogootee, Porter, Ligonier.
  • The property crime rate decreased by 36% since 2010.


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