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New Study Says The Town of Dyer Is The Safest City in the State of Indiana

Alarms.org researchers say overall property crime is down in Indiana, but that violent crime is on the rise.

STATEWIDE -- What is the safest city in the state? 

That honor has been bestowed upon Carmel in Hamilton County several times by many different studies. A new study by Alarms.org took crime data compiled by the FBI and says the town of Dyer in Lake County is the safest in the state. 

"What we did with this study is we reviewed data from the latest FBI uniform crime report, which came out in 2017," said Amanda Palumbo, a researcher with Alarms. "We looked at 7,600 cities and towns throughout the US and we looked a violent crime and non-violent property crime."

In all, 35 Indiana cities and towns were included in the report. Carmel is number-2 on the list followed by St. John and Crown Point, both of which are also in Lake County, and then Jasper in Dubois County rounds out the top five. Fort Wayne was #25, Evansville 32nd, and Indianapolis was 34th on the list. Greenwood was the 35th and last city on the list.

"The good news is property crime throughout Indiana is down by 30-percent compared to the national average," Palumbo said. "But the bad news is violent crime is slightly above the national average."

Violent crime refers to crimes such as murder, attmepted murder, assault, or rape.

Palumbo advises that whether you are in a high crime area or a low crime area to never let your guard down and always be aware of your surroundings. She also says if you see something, say something.

(PHOTO: Courtesy of Indiana State Police)

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