The city of Hammond, with a total population of 20,712, experienced 7,016 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 1,117.23 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 252.95% difference making Hammond higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 308 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Hammond also handled 2,006 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Independence and Kentwood, Hammond is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Hammond experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Hammond totaled 308 violent crimes and 2,006 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Hammond experienced 3,155 violent crimes. Of those, 20 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 14 were for revised rape, another 121 were for legacy rape, 755 were for robbery, and 2,245 were for aggravated assault.