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Merrillville, IN Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Merrillville, Indiana


Population: 33,349 in 2009

Merrillville, IN Map
The Merrillville, 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. *
Merrillville, IN Crime Categories
Merrillville Law Enforcement
Merrillville Violent Crimes
Merrillville Forcible Rapes
Merrillville Murders
Merrillville Robbery
Merrillville Aggravated Assaults
Merrillville Property Crimes
Merrillville Burglary
Merrillville Larceny
Merrillville Motor Vehicle
Merrillville Arson
Merrillville, 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Total Employees
65
Officers
50
Civilians
15
Year
2008
Total Employees
64
Officers
51
Civilians
13
Year
2007
Total Employees
62
Officers
49
Civilians
13
Year
2006
Total Employees
66
Officers
53
Civilians
13
Merrillville, IN Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Merrillville, Indiana law enforcement had 44 violent crimes reported. With a population of 33,349 in 2009, there were 13.2 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Merrillville, Indiana. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 94, 89 and 50, 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
44
Occurrences (per 10k)
13.2
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
50
Occurrences (per 10k)
15.5
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
89
Occurrences (per 10k)
27.7
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
94
Occurrences (per 10k)
29.6
Merrillville, IN Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Merrillville, Indiana had 0.9 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 33,349 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Merrillville in 2009 was 3. There were 2 known offenses in 2006, 2 in 2007, and 0 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
3
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.9
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
0
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.0
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.6
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.6
Merrillville, IN Murder Statistics
Merrillville, Indiana had 0 murders in 2009. With a total population of 33349 in 2009, there were 0.0 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Merrillville, Indiana. The murder rates in Merrillville, Indiana in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 1, 3 and 4, 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
0
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.0
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
4
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.2
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
3
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.9
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
1
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.3
Merrillville, IN Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Merrillville, Indiana in 2009 was 13. Merrillville had 3.9 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 33,349 in 2009. In Merrillville there were 64 offenses in 2006, 42 in 2007, and 22 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
13
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.9
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
22
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.8
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
42
Occurrences (per 10k)
13.1
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
64
Occurrences (per 10k)
20.2
Merrillville, IN Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Merrillville, Indiana had 28 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 33,349 in 2009 people living in Merrillville, in 2009 there were 8.4 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 27 robberies in 2006, 42 in 2007 and 24 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
28
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.4
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
24
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.4
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
42
Occurrences (per 10k)
13.1
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
27
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.5
Merrillville, IN Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Merrillville, Indiana had 909 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Merrillville was 33,349 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 272.6. Looking back at the previous three years in Merrillville, Indiana, you will see that there were 1102 property crimes in 2006, 1065 in 2007 and 961 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
909
Occurrences (per 10k)
272.6
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
961
Occurrences (per 10k)
297.0
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
1,065
Occurrences (per 10k)
331.9
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
1,102
Occurrences (per 10k)
347.3
Merrillville, IN Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Merrillville, Indiana in 2009 was 146. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 33,349 in 2009 in 2009, Merrillville, Indiana had 43.8 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Merrillville there were 93 burglary offenses in 2006, 123 in 2007, and 121 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
146
Occurrences (per 10k)
43.8
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
121
Occurrences (per 10k)
37.4
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
123
Occurrences (per 10k)
38.3
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
93
Occurrences (per 10k)
29.3
Merrillville, IN Larceny Statistics
Merrillville, Indiana had 664 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 33,349 in 2009 people living in Merrillville that year, there were 199.1 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 857 larceny-thefts in 2006, 809 in 2007 and 733 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
664
Occurrences (per 10k)
199.1
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
733
Occurrences (per 10k)
226.6
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
809
Occurrences (per 10k)
252.1
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
857
Occurrences (per 10k)
270.1
Merrillville, IN Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Merrillville, Indiana law enforcement had 99 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 33,349 in 2009 in Merrillville, there were 29.7 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 152, 133 and 107, 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
99
Occurrences (per 10k)
29.7
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
107
Occurrences (per 10k)
33.1
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
133
Occurrences (per 10k)
41.4
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
152
Occurrences (per 10k)
47.9
Merrillville, IN Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Merrillville in 2009 was 3. Merrillville, Indiana had 0.9 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 33,349 in 2009. In Merrillville, Indiana, the known offenses of arson were 0 in 2006, 2 in 2007, and 5 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 - Merrillville, IN
Year
2009
Population
33,349
Occurrences
3
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.9
Year
2008
Population
32,353
Occurrences
5
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.5
Year
2007
Population
32,091
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.6
Year
2006
Population
31,734
Occurrences
0
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.0
*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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