A national organization focusing on home security and safety found in a recent study that Zionsville is the safest city in Indiana.
With a population of just under 28,000, the town experienced only 31 violent crimes and 108 property crimes in 2016, according to a study from The National Council For Home Safety and Security.
Also in the top five safest cities are two in Hamilton County: Carmel and Fishers. Both cities had just 25 violent crimes in 2016, but Fishers had 137 more property crimes, placing it one rank behind Carmel.
The number of violent and property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants in Indiana are 6.66 and 37.68, respectively. The study says that places Indiana near the U.S. average, but that those figures won’t let Indiana be placed on any “safest states” lists.
The study found that in 2016, Indianapolis had more violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants than all but one Hoosier city, and more property crimes per 1,000 than all but six cities.
Other than Elkhart, Indianapolis ranks the worst in violent crimes, performing lower than the likes of Gary, East Chicago, Speedway, South Bend and Shelbyville. In property crimes, Indy ranks better than only Evansville, South Bend, Terre Haute, Speedway, Mishawaka and Clarksville.
Using FBI crime statistics, the council found that 11,907 violent crimes and 41,540 property crimes occurred in Indianapolis in 2016. In both categories, that’s more than any other city, but somewhat understandable when total population is factored in.
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