What Areas of Indiana Have High Homicide Rates?


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The areas of Indiana with the highest homicide rates are the cites of Gary, Clarksville, Indianapolis and East Chicago, based on Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics on Indiana from 2013. In 2013, there were 54 homicides in the city of Gary, Indiana. Based on its population, the per capita homicide rate in Gary is 69 per 100,000 people, which is the highest rate in the state.

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The homicide rate of Gary, Indiana, is much higher than the homicide rate for Indiana as a whole, which was five homicides per 100,000 people in 2013. Gary also has high rates for other violent crimes and property crimes. Overall, the crime rates in Gary are 121 percent higher than the state of Indiana as a whole.

In Clarksville, Indiana, the per capita homicide rate was 23 per 100,000 people in 2013. This city has the third-highest homicide rate in Indiana. Its overall crime rate is 135 percent higher than the crime rate of the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis, the largest city in Indiana, had 129 homicides in 2013 and the fifth-highest number of homicides per person in the state.

In 2013, there were 10 murders in East Chicago, which has the second-highest homicide rate per capita in Indiana.

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