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Columbus, Indiana Police Station Crime Information

There were 4 registered sex offenders living in Columbus as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 11,695 to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is considerably lower than the state average. The 2020 crime rate in Columbus was 116, which was 2.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 55.6% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Columbus decreased by 46% from 2019 to 2020. In the last 5 years, Columbus has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.

Columbus crime rates are 1,663 per 100k, which is 10% lower than Indiana
Property Crime
1,388 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
275 crimes per 100k

The Columbus Police Department consists of the Record Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Narcotics Division, and the Uniform Patrol Division. The Criminal Investigations Division reviews reports submitted to uniform officers to determine if the case will be forwarded to a detective, and investigates major crimes. The Narcotics Division Drugs combats drug-related crimes affecting the community. The Uniform Patrol Division responds to crisis calls.

Public copies of accident reports are available 24 hours after the accident occurs. Accident Reports carry a $5 fee. Accident Reports can also be purchased at All other reports must be obtained from the Records Division. The Records Division is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Individuals should provide the number or date, location of the incident, name and date of birth of the involved.

Chief of Police: Michael Richardson

Columbus Police Department Address:
123 Washington St.
Columbus, IN 47201

Mugshot Record Request in Columbus, Indiana

Public records requests must be made in writing to the City of Columbus. The form can be accessed by contacting the Columbus Records Division at (812) 376-2600. The more detailed the description of the request, the easier it will be for the City to respond to the request. Some records may not be eligible for reproduction and others might have sections redacted in accordance with Indiana law. The Records Division of the Columbus Police Department is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Records Division is located in the lobby of the Police Department, and requests may be left there.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Columbus, Indiana

To inquire about most wanted fugitives or open warrants in Bartholomew County, the public may contact the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office directly at:

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office Address:
543 2nd St
Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: (812) 379-1650

Columbus, Indiana Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Columbus was 50,474. The total area of Columbus is 28.75 square miles. The county seat is Bartholomew County. The mayor of Columbus is James D. Lienhoop.

Phone: (812) 376-2500

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