In the overall violent crime rate, Chicago ranks 19th, slightly worse than Minneapolis and better than Kansas City, Indianapolis and Nashville. In terms of violent crime rates, Oakland, Nashville, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Atlanta have lower violent crime rates than Indianapolis. For the first time in history, Indianapolis seems to have surpassed Chicago as the most violent city in the Midwest. Fewer than half of Hoosiers surveyed felt safe in their state (48%), which is lower than the US average of 55%.
Indiana residents are also more likely than the average American to believe that crime is on the rise (IN 68% vs.