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Franklin, Indiana Police Station Crime Information

There were 5 registered sex offenders living in Franklin as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 4,836 to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is a lot lower than the state average. The 2020 crime rate in Franklin was 146, which was 1.7 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 63.4% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Franklin decreased by 27% from 2019 to 2020. In the last 5 years, Franklin has seen a decrease in violent crime and property crime.

Franklin crime rates are 1,338 per 100k, which is 28% lower than Indiana
Property Crime
1,256 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
82 crimes per 100k

The Franklin Police Department has a Uniform Division that employs 40 sworn officers. The Uniform Division has several subunits including a Bicycle Unit that helps the department to interact with the community in a positive manner. There are several K9 Units, which are responsible for narcotics detection, tracking, and apprehension. The SWAT team handles high risk warrants, suicidal persons, hostage situations and situations in which negotiations fail. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team handles hazardous explosive devices.

To acquire a copy of an accident report, individuals must pay a $5 fee via money order or cashier’s check to the Franklin Police Department. Copies of the report should be available within 2 days of the date of the crash. An envelope that is self-addressed should also be submitted to the department so the report can be sent back. Copies of accident reports can be obtained in person at the Police Department Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Reports may also be obtained online for a fee of $12.00 by visiting To obtain a request by mail, a letter should be sent to the police department detailing the report number, date of the crash, and names of the drivers/vehicle owners. Requests should be mailed to:

Franklin City Police Department
Attn: Records
2801 N Morton Street
Franklin, IN 46131

Chief of Police: Kirby Cochrane
Phone: 317-736-3670 x 1101

Franklin Police Department Address:
2801 N Morton St
Franklin, IN 46131

Mugshot Record Request in Franklin, Indiana

All documents of the City of Franklin are public records that are available for inspection and copying, with the exception of a few documents that are confidential. Requests for public records from the City of Franklin must be in writing and must meet the standard of being reasonably particular. The requester must provide their name, address, and contact information. There is an optional selection to provide an explanation for why the record is being requested. The requester must specify whether or not they wish to inspect records or obtain copies of them. If obtaining copies, there is a fee for doing so.

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

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

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Address:
1091 Hospital Rd
Franklin, IN 46131

Phone: (317) 736-9155

Franklin, Indiana Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Franklin was 25,313. The total area of Franklin is 14.76 square miles. The county seat is Johnson County. The mayor of Franklin is Steve Barnett.

Phone: 317-736-3602

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