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Fort Wayne, IN Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Fort Wayne, Indiana


Population: 251,584 in 2009

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The Fort Wayne, IN crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Fort Wayne, IN Crime Categories
Fort Wayne Law Enforcement
Fort Wayne Violent Crimes
Fort Wayne Forcible Rapes
Fort Wayne Murders
Fort Wayne Robbery
Fort Wayne Aggravated Assaults
Fort Wayne Property Crimes
Fort Wayne Burglary
Fort Wayne Larceny
Fort Wayne Motor Vehicle
Fort Wayne Arson
Fort Wayne, IN Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Total Employees
488
Officers
452
Civilians
36
Year
2008
Total Employees
485
Officers
447
Civilians
38
Year
2007
Total Employees
493
Officers
457
Civilians
36
Year
2006
Total Employees
456
Officers
422
Civilians
34
Fort Wayne, IN Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana law enforcement had 876 violent crimes reported. With a population of 251,584 in 2009, there were 34.8 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 708, 762 and 816, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
876
Occurrences (per 10k)
34.8
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
816
Occurrences (per 10k)
32.5
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
762
Occurrences (per 10k)
30.7
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
708
Occurrences (per 10k)
31.5
Fort Wayne, IN Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana had 3.0 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 251,584 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Fort Wayne in 2009 was 75. There were 80 known offenses in 2006, 85 in 2007, and 96 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
75
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.0
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
96
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.8
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
85
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.4
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
80
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.6
Fort Wayne, IN Murder Statistics
Fort Wayne, Indiana had 18 murders in 2009. With a total population of 251584 in 2009, there were 0.7 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The murder rates in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 18, 24 and 25, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
18
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.7
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
25
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.0
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
24
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.0
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
18
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.8
Fort Wayne, IN Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2009 was 298. Fort Wayne had 11.8 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 251,584 in 2009. In Fort Wayne there were 206 offenses in 2006, 246 in 2007, and 216 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
298
Occurrences (per 10k)
11.8
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
216
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.6
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
246
Occurrences (per 10k)
9.9
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
206
Occurrences (per 10k)
9.2
Fort Wayne, IN Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana had 485 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 251,584 in 2009 people living in Fort Wayne, in 2009 there were 19.3 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 404 robberies in 2006, 407 in 2007 and 479 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
485
Occurrences (per 10k)
19.3
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
479
Occurrences (per 10k)
19.1
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
407
Occurrences (per 10k)
16.4
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
404
Occurrences (per 10k)
18.0
Fort Wayne, IN Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana had 9379 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Fort Wayne was 251,584 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 372.8. Looking back at the previous three years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, you will see that there were 10767 property crimes in 2006, 10083 in 2007 and 10314 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
9,379
Occurrences (per 10k)
372.8
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
10,314
Occurrences (per 10k)
410.6
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
10,083
Occurrences (per 10k)
405.9
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
10,767
Occurrences (per 10k)
478.9
Fort Wayne, IN Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2009 was 2269. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 251,584 in 2009 in 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana had 90.2 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Fort Wayne there were 2128 burglary offenses in 2006, 2129 in 2007, and 2410 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
2,269
Occurrences (per 10k)
90.2
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
2,410
Occurrences (per 10k)
95.9
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
2,129
Occurrences (per 10k)
85.7
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
2,128
Occurrences (per 10k)
94.7
Fort Wayne, IN Larceny Statistics
Fort Wayne, Indiana had 6683 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 251,584 in 2009 people living in Fort Wayne that year, there were 265.6 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 7934 larceny-thefts in 2006, 7312 in 2007 and 7238 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
6,683
Occurrences (per 10k)
265.6
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
7,238
Occurrences (per 10k)
288.1
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
7,312
Occurrences (per 10k)
294.3
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
7,934
Occurrences (per 10k)
352.9
Fort Wayne, IN Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Fort Wayne, Indiana law enforcement had 427 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 251,584 in 2009 in Fort Wayne, there were 17.0 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 705, 642 and 666, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
427
Occurrences (per 10k)
17.0
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
666
Occurrences (per 10k)
26.5
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
642
Occurrences (per 10k)
25.8
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
705
Occurrences (per 10k)
31.4
Fort Wayne, IN Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Fort Wayne in 2009 was 45. Fort Wayne, Indiana had 1.8 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 251,584 in 2009. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the known offenses of arson were 126 in 2006, 72 in 2007, and 96 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Fort Wayne, IN
Year
2009
Population
251,584
Occurrences
45
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.8
Year
2008
Population
251,194
Occurrences
96
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.8
Year
2007
Population
248,423
Occurrences
72
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.9
Year
2006
Population
224,820
Occurrences
126
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.6
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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