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Feb 1st, 2019
09:38 AM
21 days ago

It’s no surprise to the residents of Jasper we work hard collectively to ensure this is a safe community to live and play.  It takes each and every one of us to hold each other to the standards and values we have embraced.  We have work to do but we are doing good work.  Thank you for being part of the solution in protecting our residents and their property.  The more eyes and ears we have the better the prevention.  Also, hats off to our Police Department and their constant effort to protect the citizens and guests of Jasper. 

Indiana’s crime statistics vary considerably by area, with the position overall being roughly comparable to US norms. They include:

  • It’s the 26thsafest state for property crime (where 1st = lowest crime)
  • The state violent crime rate is marginally above national averages with a ratio of 1.04 based upon 3.60 violent crimes per 1,000 versus the national average figure of 3.47.
  • By contrast, property crime is significantly lower than national levels at 28.89 against the national level of 40.43 – giving a ratio of 0.71

Some areas of Indiana are noted as being particularly safe in crime statistics terms. The top 5 safest areas of the state include:

  1. Dyer
  2. Carmel
  3. John
  4. Crown Point
  5. Jasper 

The link to the complete article is: https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-indiana/

2019-Safest Cities Poster

Mayor Dean Vonderheide