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Indianapolis Crime Map

Dangerous Neighborhoods in Indianapolis

This Indianapolis crime map is your go-to tool for keeping an eye on crime in Naptown. We provide you with a heat map that distinguishes hot and cold spots of crime activity in Indianapolis. Here are some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Indianapolis.

Near Eastside

Located to the northeast of downtown, this area is bounded by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (I-70) to the north and E Washington Street to the south. As shown with a bright red hot spot, this neighborhood has experienced higher rates of violent crime and property crime.


Martindale-Brightwood is situated to the north of Downtown Indianapolis. Although this neighborhood has faced higher rates of violent crime historically, it has undergone revitalization efforts and investment contributions from the city.

Far Eastside

While not uniformly affected, certain sections of the Far Eastside have experienced higher crime rates, including violent crime, in the past. Other types of crimes that are higher than average include robbery, assault, and burglary.

Northwest Indianapolis

Northwest Indianapolis includes the neighborhoods of Riverside and Crown Hill. Some parts of this area have faced challenges with crime, particularly property crime. Although it doesn’t appear as too much of a hot spot, the area struggles with one of the highest crime rates in the city.

Remember that crime can occur in any area. For accurate and up-to-date crime statistics, it’s best to consult official sources such as the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) or the city’s crime mapping websites.

Indianapolis Crime Map

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