Logansport ranked high in safety

For the fourth consecutive year, Logansport has taken the title of one of Indiana's safest places to live.

Posted: Sep 2, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2019 9:40 AM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - For the fourth consecutive year, Logansport has taken the title of one of Indiana's safest places to live.

Logansport stands at twenty-one on the list which is put together by Backgroundchecks.org. They gather information that can calculate how much crime is happening in a certain area. Logansport stands at an index of 1.0 %, which means their crime rates are down.
Cities closest in size to Logansport are Shelbyville ranked at number two and Seymour ranked at number twenty-five.

Logansport native, Pearl Parks, said she wasn't too surprised to see their name listed.

"I leave my doors unlocked and it's not like anyone's ever tried to break in or come in unwarranted," said Parks. "So, I feel comfortable with my kids outside and just coming to the park. So, I feel like in bigger cities you may not have that.”

Parks said the city is filled with friendly faces, and there is always someone there to help you out with anything.

"They always have community things going on and last weekend I was a part of something and this weekend I'm a part of something. So, I just like being in my community," stated Parks.

But, not all people living in the city agree it's safe. High schooler, Amare Summers, says he's surprised to hear Logansport is ranked so high.

"It’s safe - but not twenty-first place safe, because you know the drugs, and people getting jumped," said Summers.

In March, the city raised $25,000 which were matched by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to install security cameras on trails throughout its city.

"One of my friends got jumped by a few people and they had one punch him in the back of the head, stole his Beats and his chain," said Summers.

Others living in Logansport, such as Hayli Baugh, say the town has potential, but it still is unsafe at night time.

"I mean it can be nice sometimes, but there are people here who like to cause problems all the time, randomly," stated Baugh.

Logansport Mayor, Dave Kitchell, says they hope to move up in these rankings by next year. Indianapolis ranked last in the survey at number forty-three.

West Lafayette
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
Kokomo
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 59°
Rensselaer
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 59°
Fowler
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
Williamsport
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
Crawfordsville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
Frankfort
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 64°
Delphi
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 61°
Monticello
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 61°
Logansport
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Continued Comfortable Temperatures
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 69975

Reported Deaths: 3007
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15152724
Lake7222273
Elkhart468079
Allen3695160
St. Joseph322479
Hamilton2572104
Vanderburgh180013
Hendricks1796105
Cass17609
Johnson1674118
Porter121339
Clark112646
Tippecanoe112311
Madison87265
LaPorte85029
Howard82965
Kosciusko82412
Marshall75222
Bartholomew74947
Floyd72945
Monroe69930
Delaware66552
Dubois65512
Boone64946
Noble63829
Hancock63438
Jackson5564
LaGrange54910
Warrick54030
Shelby53027
Vigo52810
Grant51129
Dearborn47728
Morgan44034
Clinton3883
Henry36519
White34910
Montgomery34321
Wayne33710
Lawrence33227
Decatur32232
Harrison30422
Miami2602
Scott25210
Daviess25119
Greene24034
Putnam2348
Franklin23113
DeKalb2224
Jasper2162
Jennings21412
Gibson2044
Steuben2033
Ripley1947
Perry17212
Starke1707
Orange16424
Fayette1637
Posey1610
Wabash1613
Jefferson1532
Carroll1522
Fulton1502
Whitley1496
Wells1442
Knox1400
Tipton1266
Huntington1193
Washington1171
Spencer1163
Newton11410
Randolph1094
Clay1025
Adams842
Sullivan831
Jay820
Owen821
Rush804
Pulaski751
Brown701
Fountain642
Benton600
Blackford562
Ohio564
Pike500
Parke491
Vermillion470
Crawford440
Switzerland430
Martin420
Union330
Warren191
Unassigned0202

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events