State Criminal Justice Profile


BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $8 million* in state and local funds to Indiana.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $3,467,699
Justice Assistance Grant Program—17 Local Awards $1,778,933
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $3,236,237

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 JAG Program for States $3,467,699

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—Local Awards

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
City of Anderson 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Enhancing Public Safety and Service: Purchasing Critical Law Enforcement Equipment $24,427
City of Bloomington 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Enhanced Video for Criminal Prosecution $28,826
City of Evansville 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Local JAG Problem Solving Initiative $56,124
City of Fort Wayne 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Grant Fort Wayne Police Department/Allen County Sheriff $89,494
City of Greenwood 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 JAG Equipment Grant $19,883
City of Indianapolis 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program–Local $1,045,353
City of Kokomo 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 New Law Enforcement Equipment $18,648
City of Lafayette 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Officer-Worn Audio and Video Recording Devices: An Officer Safety and Evidence Collection-Based Project $39,222
City of Lawrence 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Push Bumpers (Lawrence Police Department Vehicles)/eTicket Machines/Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290 (Air Cards)/Pro Gard Vertical Gun Racks $11,959
City of Muncie 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 Enhanced Patrols Program $36,895
City of South Bend 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 South Bend Police Department Interdepartmental Annual JAG Program $90,184
City of Terre Haute 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Taser Purchase/Drug Court Supplement $17,739
Elkhart County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Elkhart County Law Enforcement JAG 2014 $32,061
Floyd County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Floyd County Criminal Justice Technology Enhancement Grant $13,050
Lake County Sheriff’s Department 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Improve Crime and Enhance Law Enforcement Equipment Project $181,168
Mishawaka Police Department 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 Local Edward Byrne Memorial JAG $16,285
Town of Clarksville 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Law Enforcement $57,615

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Northern District of Indiana FY 2014 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative $300,000
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Southern District of Indiana FY 2014 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative $299,960
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Indiana FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program $181,243
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute 08/01/2012 – 07/31/2015 FY 2014 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)/JAG Reallocation Grant Program $166,120
Indianapolis Community Court 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Indianapolis Community and Veterans Treatment Courts $320,000
Kosciusko County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Kosciusko County Adult Drug Court $306,533
Marion County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Marion County Drug Treatment Court Assistance Program $200,000
Noble County Probation 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Noble County Probation Risk and Evidence-Based Supervision $428,143
Office of the Indiana Attorney General 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program for the State of Indiana $34,238
Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 VOA Indiana Mentoring Project $1,000,000

Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Law Enforcement Agencies: 111

Sworn Officers: 7,054

City     County     Tribal     State*     Other

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (2013)

  • More than 81% of the 111 law enforcement agencies in Indiana have 50 or fewer sworn officers.
  • Nearly 67% of sworn officers work for agencies with 100 or more officers.
Note: Detail may sum to more than 100% due to rounding.

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 9 officers were feloniously killed (1 in 2013) and 15 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty. In 2013, 924 officers were assaulted (1.85% of all officers assaulted in the United States).

Crime Trends

According to the FBI Annual Report, nationwide violent crime in 2013 decreased more than 4% from the 2012 estimates. Below are the current crime trends for Indiana:

Crime 2012 2013 %
Violent Crime 22,602 23,487 3.9
Murder and Manslaughter 310 355 14.5
Forcible Rape* 1,667 3,788 N/A
Robbery 6,598 7,108 7.7
Aggravated Assault 14,027 13,882 -1.0
Property Crime 198,032 187,536 -5.3
Burglary 47,612 42,909 -9.9
Larceny-Theft 136,759 130,423 -4.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 13,661 14,204 4.0
*Agencies within this state submitted rape data according to both the revised UCR definition of rape and the legacy UCR definition of rape.

Arrest Data

In 2013, total arrests (129,146) decreased 15.00% from 2012. Violent-crime arrests increased 2.52% (6,138), and property-related arrests decreased 5.03% (21,723).
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Court Structure

Court of Last Resort:    Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate:    Court of Appeals
General Jurisdiction:    Superior Court; Circuit Court
Limited Jurisdiction:    City Court; Town Court; Small Claims of Marion County Court


Prisoner Admissions: 19,161
Prisoner Releases: 17,959
Total Prisoners: 29,913

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2013)

Major Correctional Facilities: 20 adult, 5 juvenile
Recidivism Rate*: 37.6%
Top Offenses: Theft/receiving stolen property, burglary, dealing methamphetamine (FY 2014)

Source: Indiana Department of Correction
*The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) defines recidivism as the percentage of offenders who are recommitted to IDOC within 3 years of their release for either a new conviction or a violation of post‐release supervision.

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN), a RISS Center, serves Indiana. There are 64 Indiana criminal justice agencies that are members of MAGLOCLEN.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

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In Indiana, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

  • Network of 9 multijurisdictional task forces around the state. Six are drug and gang interdiction task forces and 3 focus on underage drinking, methamphetamine interdiction, and repeat property offenders.

  • Purchase of equipment to create 3D virtual renderings of crime scenes for the Indiana State Police to ensure that the state can capture and reconstruct details from a crime or crash scene.

  • Updated communications equipment and computers for the Park County Sheriff’s Office jail.

  • Eleven specialty courts in Marion, Grant, Madison, Park, Monroe, Vigo, Hancock, Lawrence, and Delaware Counties. Funds support problem-solving dockets, including adult and juvenile drug, reentry, community corrections, and mental health.

  • Free law enforcement training on the state and local levels with both the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association and the Department of Public Safety.

  • Marion County Prosecutor’s Office’s Multijurisdictional Offender Strategy Team (MOST). MOST prevents and prosecutes property crimes and targets repeat offenders through active monitoring, targeted enforcements, and community awareness efforts.

Source: National Criminal Justice Association

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute David R. Murtaugh, Executive Director

Indiana At-A-Glance

Total Population: 6,570,902
Population Under 18: 1,586,027
Population Over 65: 915,033

Source: U.S. Census (2013 est.)

State Investigative Agency:
Indiana State Police Douglas Carter, Superintendent

Local Governments: 2,709
Source: U.S. Census (2012)

Federally Recognized Tribes: 1
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Attorneys’ Offices: David A. Capp—Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Joshua Minkler—Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency: Indiana Department of Homeland Security David W. Kane, Executive Director

Drug Courts: 56
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center